Relations between Lithuania and China have soured recently. China demanded last month that Lithuania withdraw its ambassador in Beijing and said it would recall its envoy to Vilnius after Taiwan announced that its mission in Lithuania would be called the Taiwanese Representative Office.
Taiwanese missions in Europe and the United States use the name of the city Taipei, avoiding a reference to the island itself, which China claims as its own territory.
US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke to Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte last week and stressed support for her country in the face of pressure from China.
The National Cyber Center’s report also said the Xiaomi phone was sending encrypted phone usage data to a server in Singapore. A security flaw was also found in the P40 5G phone by China’s Huawei, but none was found in the phone of another Chinese maker, OnePlus, ha detto.
Huawei’s representative in the Baltics told the BNS news wire its phones do not send user’s data externally.
The report said the list of terms which could be censored by the Xiaomi phone’s system apps, including the default internet browser, include 449 terms in Chinese and is continuously updated.
“This is important not only to Lithuania but to all countries which use Xiaomi equipment,” the center said in the report.