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U.S. condemns China's retaliation toward Lithuania over Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday condemned what it said was China's retaliatory actions toward Lithuania after the Baltic state allowed Chinese-claimed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy there using its own name.

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price told a regular news briefing that the United States stood in solidarity with Lithuania over China's actions, including the recall of Beijing's ambassador from Vilnius and demanding that Lithuania recall its ambassador from Beijing. (Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Leslie Adler)