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Lithuania Draws Closer to Taiwan, Seeking ‘A New Light’: Congressman

by Rita Li

Lithuania’s stand over Taiwan “puts everything in a new light,” said its Parliamentarian Matas Maldeikis, as the European country faces retaliation from Beijing for drawing closer to the democratic island.

“We want to create economical bounds with liberal democracy as much as possible, because it’s a question of time … authoritarian regimes fall,” Maldeikis said in a Jan. 6 interview with NTD, a sister outlet of The Epoch Times.

“In helping [Taiwan], it is helping us also,” he pointed.

The congressman, also the chair of the Lithuanian Parliament’s Taiwan Friendship Group, started by thanking Taiwan and its people for backing the Baltic state in withstanding major economic pressure from China…

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