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China downgrades ties with Lithuania after Taiwan opens de facto embassy



China has formally downgraded its diplomatic relations with Lithuania after the opening of a de facto embassy by Taiwan in the Baltic state, the foreign ministry announced on Sunday.Beijing reduced its presence in Vilnius from the level of ambassador to charge d’affaires, just days after Taipei formally opened an office in Lithuania using the name Taiwan, a departure from its usual diplomatic practice that Beijing said violated the one-China policy.Other Taiwan representative offices in Europe…



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