Last year when the global coronavirus pandemic hit, Taiwan donated 100,000 masks to Lithuania. This year, when Taiwan was confronted with a local outbreak and a vaccine shortage, it was Lithuania’s turn to return the gesture.
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Taiwan's Foreign Ministry announced plans to open a representative office in Lithuania. The office will bear the name "Taiwan" despite Beijing's "One China" policy.
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