Lithuania should adhere to one-China principle and reflect on human rights abuses: Foreign Ministry
Published: Feb 10, 2022 05:20 PM
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian

Lithuania should adhere to the one-China principle and reflect on its human rights abuses, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

"What Lithuania should do is to face up to the facts, correct its own mistakes and come back to the right track of adhering to the one-China principle, rather than confusing right and wrong and slandering China. Lithuania should give up courting other countries to unite against China," said Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the foreign ministry, on Thursday.

Responding to the actions of Lithuania's foreign minister who called on the world to deal with alleged  human rights violations in China and Russia, Zhao said that Lithuania should reflect on its own human rights abuses and correct its wrongful practice of discrimination against ethnic minorities, deliberate torture and indiscriminate violence against the prisoners, and violent torture and ill-treatment of refugees.

On Wednesday, Chinese customs said it will suspend the acceptance of import declarations of Lithuanian beef from Wednesday, according to a document released by the customs.

China is the world's largest importer of beef. The suspension of beef imports from Lithuania will not affect China's domestic market as Lithuania is only a minor source of beef imports to the country, media reported.

Global Times