The U.S. and Germany on Wednesday backed Lithuania in its spat with China, saying the pressure exerted by Beijing against the tiny Baltic nation was unwarranted, while China yesterday countered that Washington was using Vilnius and Taipei "to contain" Beijing.
"We have an immediate concern about the government of China's attempts to bully Lithuania, a country of fewer than 3 million people," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said after a meeting in Washington with his German counterpart.
Blinken said that China had been pushing European and U.S. companies to stop building products with components made in Lithuania or risk losing access to the Chinese market.
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