'Wide support' for Taiwan policy in Lithuania: lawmaker

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Lithuania's decision to allow Taiwan to open a representative office under its own name infuriated China - Copyright AFP/File PETRAS MALUKAS A visiting Lithuanian lawmaker said on Monday his country’s warming relations with Taiwan has “wide support” from the public amid a row with China for allowing Taipei to open a de facto embassy. Matas Maldeikis led a delegation of parliamentarians from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia that arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, the latest in a recent string of visits by foreign politicians despite Beijing’s opposition. China claims sovereignty over self-ruled democratic Taiwan and vows to re-take it one day,...