October 4, 2022

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These two small countries dealt a major blow to China, taking this step – Latvia and Estonia left the China Cooperation Council after tlifw.

Highlights of the story

  • Latvia and Estonia withdraw from the China Cooperation Council
  • Lithuania also left the China group last year

Amid China’s increasing military pressure on Taiwan, two small countries in the Baltic region have dealt a major blow to China. The Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia have withdrawn from the China Cooperation Group. Latvia and Estonia said in a statement on Thursday that they would pursue decisive and practical relations with China while maintaining global order and human rights. Lithuania also left the China Cooperation Council last year.

Relations between Lithuania and China deteriorated last year, when Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open its embassy.

Lithuania recently supported US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. China described Lithuania’s move as wrong and accused the Baltic NATO countries of violating the one-China policy.

Countries like Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia are still part of this group.

In recent days, criticism of China’s increasing military pressure on the democratic nation of Taiwan has increased. Western countries continue to criticize China.

“Latvia’s membership of the Chinese delegation in the current international environment does not match our strategic objectives,” Latvia’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Latvia also faced Russia

Latvia also faced Russia, a close friend of China. In the wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Latvia recently declared Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. In this case, Latvian parliament members passed the resolution on Thursday.

The MPs said in their statement: Our Parliament recognizes Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. The lawmakers said they consider Russia’s violence against Ukrainian citizens for political purposes a form of terrorism.

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He condemned Russia’s action in Ukraine, calling it a targeted genocide against the Ukrainian people.

We will tell you that China describes Taiwan as its territory. He has been saying for a long time that Taiwan can be forcibly annexed to China if necessary. At the same time, Taiwan describes itself as a democratic country.

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