China has decided to downgrade the level of its diplomatic relations with Lithuania to that of charge d'affaires.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement this morning.
It comes after Lithuania allowed Taiwan to establish what it calls a "Taiwan Representative Office" in Lithuania, that's despite protests from China.
Beijing said the move goes against the One-China Principle, which is the universal consensus of the international community.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson had this to say.
"We ask Lithuania to correct the wrong decision immediately.
And we also solemnly warn the Taiwan authorities that the attempt to resort to foreigners to seek independence is a wrong calculation, and is doomed to fail.
As for what necessary measures China will take, everyone will wait and see.
Lithuania only has itself to blame. It will have to pay for what it did."