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Comments by the Office of the Chargé d'Affaires of the People's Republic of China in Lithuania on Mr. Matas Maldeikis’ China-related Remarks
2023-08-21 15:22

Q: On August 17, Lithuanian Seimas Member Mr. Matas Maldeikis posted on Facebook that, in order to achieve a result, Lithuania must think about how to be useful to a potential partner, and its foreign policy is no exception. In order to increase the involvement of the United States in the security space of Lithuania, we must support those players who are important to the United States. By flirting with China and forgetting about Taiwan, which is uniquely important to America, both strategically and economically, we would be putting the wheels in the wheels of someone who can defend us. What is China's comment?

A: Mr. Matas Maldeikis regards safeguarding American interests as the cornerstone of Lithuania's foreign policy, bases Lithuania's national security on the damage of China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and is willing to be a vassal of the United States. This unequivocally exposes the hypocrisy and utilitarian nature of the "value-based diplomacy" policy of the Lithuanian ruling coalition.

Over 70 years ago, the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation explicitly stipulated the return of Taiwan, the Penghu Islands, and other territories Japan had stolen from China, constituting a crucial component of the post-World War II international order. The fact that Taiwan is an inseparable part of China forms the fundamental status quo in the Taiwan Strait, which cannot be altered. Mr. Matas Maldeikisremarks seriously violate the one-China principle and Lithuania's political commitments made in the communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Lithuania. It is a blatant challenge to the basic norms of international relations and the international order formed after World War II.

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