A Taiwanese government-owned liquor firm said it stepped in to buy a shipment of Lithuanian rum that had been bound for mainland China, after being told it was about to be blocked by Chinese customs.In a statement on Monday, Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor, or TTL, said it bought the 20,400 bottles of dark rum made by MV Group Production in December in an effort to support Lithuania.It comes amid an escalating diplomatic row between China and Lithuania over the Baltic nation’s decision to allow…

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