Keeping big brothers at bay: why Lithuania is taking on China

It does not look like much from the outside: a nondescript office block in central Vilnius, a stone’s throw from the Neris River cutting through Lithuania and Belarus.But tucked away on the 16th floor is a small diplomatic office that has become the epicentre of a geopolitical dispute that threatens to upend the European Union’s relationship with China.This is the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania, the first de facto embassy in Europe to bear the name “Taiwan”, and just 3km north of…


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