How a tiny European country took on China over Taiwan

Acurious spat has unfolded in recent months between Lithuania, a small, Eastern European nation

It all started last year, when Lithuania poked Beijing in the eye -- twice in the space of a few months.

Given China's numerous business interests in the region, most notably the so-called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Then in November, Lithuania became the first country in Europe to allow self-ruled

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said the opening of the Taiwanese Representative Office in Vilnius

The move enraged Beijing, which saw it as an affront to its "One China" principle that insists Taiwan

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