Lithuanians overwhelmingly oppose Vilnius’ policy on China, poll shows

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As a Lithuanian, I can say that absolute majority of people here simply have absolutely no trust in politicians, political parties, and governments. You can ask any question concerning Lithuanian politics and you would have very similar results. People oppose policy on China the same way as they here oppose Government covid measures. This is for instance 2021 trust in institutions survey in Lithuania: Institution: | Trust: | Distrust: :–|:–:|– Firefighters Rescuers | 91,1% | 0,7% Police | 67,8% | 9,6% State Social Insurance Fund | 61,4% | 8,1% Military | 64,0% | 10,8 Education System | 52,0% | 6,3% State Border Guard Service | 51,0% | 9,5% Healthcare | 52,7% | 16,4% Church | 48,2% | 16,3% Banks |44,0% | 22,5% President office | 40,3% | 20,4% Municipalities | 37,0% | 18,4% Customs System | 34,9% | 17,4% Prosecutor’s Office | 26,3% | 22,5% Courts of Law | 24,8% | 25,8% Mass Media | 27,1% | 25,8% Government | 21,1% | 38,2% Parliament | 11,3% | 52,1% Political Parties | 8,4% | 56,3%

Sutartine

> “This has escalated much more than expected. We didn’t know that China would react so vigorously, but now we have to deal with the consequences,” said Dovilė Jakniūnaitė, head of the University of Vilnius’ international relations department. “I couldn’t have predicted that a bullet is going to go into my foot” – man who shot his foot.

Darayavaush

In case of source scepticism. The poll is ordered by the Lithuanian foreign ministry as mentioned in the article.

Far_Mathematici

Why are we cheering and pushing for a small poor country in East Europe to proxy for major power while their citizen who is taking the brunt of economic fallout. sicken me how you lot and west media cheer Lithuanian leader down this path. Only looser her is Lithuania economy.

MiyaBest

democracy is supposed to represent the will of the people, right? LOL

project_pacific