** Election robbery system is not election: Situation calls for immediate change of govt ** Uncontrolled rice price hike hits poor, fixed income people ** Tea garden workers go on strike for wage hike ** Apparel exporters oppose 35pc hike in ICD charges ** Europe’s heatwaves, droughts put focus on climate change risks ** Pharma industry needs to face post-LDC challenges ** Bangladesh reports zero Covid death, 144 new cases ** Bangladesh strongly rejects visible ‘politically motivated efforts’ ** FBI took top secret files from Mar-a-Lago ** Last survivor of Uttara scrap shop fire dies ** 6 held over bus robbery in N’ganj The bus used to work as transport in the day and robbed at night: RAB ** US, Indonesia, Australia hold drills amid China concerns ** Hubby ‘confesses’ to killing female doctor in a hotel ** Cox's Bazar, the world's longest sea beach is under threat of erosion due to abnormal rise in water level during tidal surge. ** People in Bangladesh are living in heaven: FM ** Low-lying areas of 15 coastal districts face flood risk ** Govt takes austerity measures to save more electricity ** BD reports two more Covid deaths, 218 cases ** Dhaka, Delhi agree to strengthen defence coop ** Where BPC's Tk 46,858cr profits went? Experts and stakeholders ask government ** Govt fixes different weekly holidays for industrial belts ** BNP stages massive demo protesting fuel price hike ** HC wants to know authenticity of Swiss ambassador's statement over govt's step seeking info from Swiss banks ** Cabinet directs energy division to explain fuel price hike ** Weak fiscal situation is main villain of our economy: Debapriya **

China blasts Lithuanian approval of Pelosi in Taiwan

06 August 2022

Beijing on Friday condemned Lithuania's endorsement of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, calling it "erroneous" and accusing the Baltic NATO nation of violating the one-China principle.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis had been the only high-ranking official from an EU country to publicly support Pelosi's trip this week, saying she "has opened the door to Taiwan much wider".
"Those erroneous remarks made by some Lithuanian politicians further undermine the bilateral relations between China and Lithuania," China's diplomatic representation in Vilnius told AFP.
"Lithuania deliberately caters to certain countries and group forces, manipulates ideology, and confrontation between the East and the West will only lead to conflict and confrontation. Lithuania violates the one-China principle and basic norms," it added.
Relations between China and Lithuania have been tense since last year, when Vilnius allowed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy under the island's name, a departure from the common diplomatic practice of using its capital Taipei instead.
In response, Beijing downgraded diplomatic relations with Vilnius and blocked its exports.
Last month, Lithuania again drew China's ire after it hosted a Taiwanese delegation led by parliament speaker You Si-kun.
China considers Taiwan part of its territory -- even vowing one day to seize it by force if necessary -- and regularly opposes any sign of international legitimacy for the self-ruled democratic island.
Beijing reacted with bombastic threats and military drills in the lead-up to and aftermath of Pelosi's visit, which it sees as an unacceptable escalation of ties between Washington and Taiwan's current pro-independence leaders.
China also said it was ending cooperation with the United States on multiple issues and would impose unspecified sanctions on Pelosi and her family.

Add Rate