May 18, 2024



Taiwan to open de-facto embassy in Lithuania under own name, prompting rebuke from China


By Euronews with AFP, AP


Taiwan announced on Tuesday that it will open a de-facto embassy in Lithuania using its colloquial name, prompting China to issue a rebuke.

Taiwan has many de-facto embassies around the world including in the European Union but the vast majority are called “Taipei Representative Offices” as only 15 countries worldwide recognise the island as an independent nation.

China claims the island which is officially known as the Republic of China and rejects any use of the “Taiwan” name on the international stage. It has vowed to retake the island, warning it would use force if necessary.

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