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Spokesman: Lithuania should act to correct mistakes

In this July 23, 2021 photo, China's national flag hangs on the facade of the Chinese Embassy building in Vilnius, Lithuania. (PHOTO / IC)

BEIJING – Lithuania is right to recognize its mistake, but it is more important to take action to correct this mistake and get back to the right track of upholding the one-China principle, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to media reports that Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Tuesday that it was a mistake for the Lithuanian government to allow the Taiwan authorities to set up a "representative office" in Lithuania.

Noting that the damage caused to China-Lithuania relations is very clear, Wang said Lithuania exculpating itself from its wrongdoing is not conducive to solving the problem, nor will it help improve bilateral ties.

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"We'd also like to warn the Taiwan authorities that any attempt to seek 'Taiwan independence' is doomed to fail," Wang added.