Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said the country wanted to ‘promote democracy and freedom’ by strengthening trade with Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said the country wanted to ‘promote democracy and freedom’ by strengthening trade with Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said the country wanted to ‘promote democracy and freedom’ by strengthening trade with Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE
Diplomacy

Why Europe’s Baltic states can brush off China

  • Unlike Asian countries, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are not reliant on China for trade, meaning they can prioritise universal rights and freedom
  • Analysts say Lithuania has ‘nothing to lose’ by donating Covid-19 vaccines and opening a trade office in Taiwan, despite raising Beijing’s ire

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Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said the country wanted to ‘promote democracy and freedom’ by strengthening trade with Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said the country wanted to ‘promote democracy and freedom’ by strengthening trade with Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said the country wanted to ‘promote democracy and freedom’ by strengthening trade with Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE
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