China–Lithuania relations

Sino–Lithuanian relations (Lithuanian: Lietuvos-Kinijos santykiai) are the bilateral foreign relations between the Two Chinas and Lithuania. PR China has an embassy in Vilnius. Lithuania has an embassy in Beijing.

People's Republic of China–Lithuania relations



Sino-Lithuanian relations dates back to 1921 when the Republic of China recognized Lithuania until its occupation and subsequent annexation by the Soviet Union in 1940. Modern diplomatic relations between 2 countries were established on 14 September 1991. Both the PRC and ROC did not recognize the incorporation of Lithuania into the Soviet Union.

In 1992, Embassy of China was established in Vilnius, in 1995, Embassy of Lithuania was established in Beijing.

Although the Republic of China (Taiwan) has not established formal diplomatic ties with Lithuania, the two sides still maintain friendly exchanges.

Human rights criticisms

In June 2020, Lithuania openly opposed the Hong Kong national security law in a statement given at the United Nations Human Rights Council.[1] Later, in May 2021, the Seimas passed a resolution that recognized the Uyghur genocide and called for China's government to revoke the Hong Kong National Security law.[2]

Notable ambassadors

  • Chen Di (1992–1993)

See also