EU, US, Indo-Pacific Should Join Efforts to Counter China’s Coercive Influence: Conference at Lithuanian ParliamentEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Lithuanian Parliament held an international conference on May 24 to address the potential consequences of economic coercion exerted by the Chinese communist regime on Lithuania and European Union states. The conference focused on how the European Union and the United States can strengthen their trans-Atlantic cooperation in dealing with China to counter its efforts “to dominate the world and preventing the destruction of the current world order on both sides of the Atlantic based on the values of liberal democracy,” said a Lithuanian Parliament statement. Deputy Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament and Chair of the Committee on European Affairs Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė said at the conference that “for the second year, China’s influence is considered as one of the threats to our national security.” The most important aspects of any agreement on cooperation with China are “common values of Western democracy of [the] European Union, basic principles on human rights, …Read More

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