China News Service, Beijing, January 18 (Reporter Liang Xiaohui and Li Jingze) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 18th that Lithuania used its own selfishness to try to kidnap China-EU relations with its own mistakes, which is irresponsible and very wrong. Dangerous, the European side should maintain a high degree of vigilance.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.

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  When asked by a reporter, the French foreign minister said that the informal EU foreign ministers' meeting criticized China's coercive actions against Lithuania. During the EU's rotating presidency, France will accelerate the introduction of an EU anti-coercion mechanism to curb China's confrontational coercion.

What is China's comment?

  Zhao Lijian said that he noticed the relevant reports, and the spokesperson of the Chinese mission to the EU has responded.

China firmly opposes any form of political and diplomatic coercion, and never treats other countries with economic coercion.

If the relevant parties really want to "unite" with Lithuania as they say, please remind the Lithuania that there is only one way to solve the problem, and that is to return to the correct track of one China.

  Zhao Lijian pointed out that the right and wrong of the problems in China-neutral relations are very clear, and no distortion or smear is allowed.

Lithuania insists on setting up offices in the name of "Taiwan", openly juxtaposing "Taiwan" and "China", and blatantly creating "one China, one Taiwan", which seriously violates the one-China principle.

Now, Lithuania is selfishly trying to kidnap China-EU relations with its own mistakes, which is irresponsible and dangerous, and the European side should maintain a high degree of vigilance.

  Zhao Lijian stressed that he hopes the EU can distinguish right from wrong, abide by the one-China principle and the solemn commitment made by the EU when China and the EU established diplomatic relations, uphold an objective and fair position, and take concrete actions to maintain the healthy and stable development of China-EU relations.

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