Lithuania, test country for China’s economic coercion strategy in Europe

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte on November 10, 2021 in Kapciamiestis, Lithuania. INTS KALNINS / REUTERS Taiwanese bars will be able to refine their cocktail recipes, while a container of 20,400 bottles of Lithuanian rum should arrive on the island within a few days. The state-owned Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation has bought this batch … Read more

China’s Hybrid War on Lithuania and the European Union

The building of the Lithuanian Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, December 16, 2021. MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP Between war and peace, there is a state that diplomats call “hybrid war.” To punish Lithuania for moving closer to Taiwan, Beijing is leading a real “Hybrid economic war” to this small Baltic state and, at the same … Read more