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Lithuania slams China in new Indo-Pacific strategy

Baltic country mentions Taiwan 16 times, noting that status quo is a 'red line'

Lithuanian Army soldiers hold Lithuanian and NATO flags during the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Lithuania's membership in NATO in Vilnius, Lithuania on March 30, 2019.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A week before it hosts the NATO summit, the Baltic state of Lithuania has published a new Indo-Pacific strategy that highlights the need to engage with the Indo-Pacific region for a secure, resilient and prosperous future.

A recent target of China's economic coercion due to its deepening engagement with Taiwan, Lithuania now stands out among European countries for its exceptionally hawkish stance toward Beijing.

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