Tag: #Taiwan

Vilnius the Valiant No More? 

From its donation of 255,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to organizing a week-long parliamentary delegation to Taiwan, Lithuania has positioned itself as an early and reliable stalwart in the pursuit of closer ties between Europe and Taiwan. 

Taiwan’s Outreach to CEE and the Search for Something Sustainable

As the EU and some of its member states are increasingly willing to regard Taiwan as a partner and de-hyphenate their relations with Taiwan and China, authorities in Taipei have been equally eager to capitalize on this...

Why the European Parliament’s Support for Taiwan Matters 

The past year has seen ties between the EU and Taiwan warm at an unprecedented speed and intensity. Still, should the two sides let momentum subside, the present window of opportunity could very easily be shuttered. 

Voice for CHOICE #11: Looking Into Lithuania’s Challenge to China

Lithuania has certainly not been shy about bucking the status quo in terms of relations with Beijing. Whether it be committing to a fight for freedom “from Belarus to Taiwan”, a withdrawal from the...

Beyond COVID-19 Diplomacy: Sustaining Momentum in CEE-Taiwan Relations

As the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced his country’s pledge to donate 20 thousand COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, the Taiwanese people were quick to devise creative ways to demonstrate their gratitude. Rapidly, generous donations poured...

Taiwan, Lithuania, and a Small Country’s Big Challenge to Beijing

When Lithuanian Ambassador Diana Mickeviciene returned to her posting in Beijing on August 10, she was met with more than just a cold welcome. Having recalled its own envoy from Vilnius, Beijing was now asking Lithuania to...

Despite Protests, China Policy is Not a Pivotal Issue in CEE Elections

This article is the first in an exclusive new series from CHOICE entitled on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe. Thousands of angry citizens rally in Budapest, bolstered by...

China, the 17+1 Platform, and Taiwan – a ‘New Stage’?

At the occasion of the 17+1 virtual summit held in February, Chinese President Xi Jinping confidently declared that ties between China and the 17 Central Eastern European countries entered a new stage. By...

CHOICE-India Dialogue: Engaging Indo-Pacific, CEE Experts on China

Concerns over China’s increasing influence across the globe necessitate an open dialogue between the nations grappling with the challenge. Indeed,  China seeks to impress its pre-eminent role across regions, not least in Southeast Asia and the South...

Taiwan and Lithuania’s Ties Grow Tighter

Until recently, Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC) had not drawn much attention in the three Baltic states in general and Lithuania in particular. Despite their gratitude for the ROC’s consistent non-recognition of their occupation by the Soviets,...

The Czech Model: A New Era for Taiwan’s Diplomacy in Europe?

Following the signing of the Taipei-Prague sister city agreement and Mayor Hřib’s open support for Taiwan’s democracy, 2020 saw another diplomatic victory for Taiwan in the Czech Republic. After the visit of the 89-member Czech delegation to...