EU And US Agree To Resist Chinese « Pressure » On Trade

EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have agreed to jointly resist « unilateral action » and « pressure » from China on trade, the European External Action Service said in a statement issued.

« The EU diplomatic chief and the US secretary of state discussed the growing consequences of China’s unilateral actions, which reportedly significantly complicate trade not only with Lithuania, but also affect companies from other EU member states as well as the US, » the document said.

The parties reportedly agreed to « jointly resist political pressure and coercive measures from China ».

Earlier, Lithuanian businessmen reported problems with the delivery of goods to China due to the fact that China has cut Lithuania out of its customs systems.

Lithuanian-Chinese relations worsened after an official representation of Taiwan was opened in Vilnius. The Chinese Foreign Ministry protested this to Lithuania. China later decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with Lithuania to the level of chargé d’affaires.

source: reuters.com

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