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Opposition protests against Fudan university

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Commentators express strongly opposing views about the planned Chinese university campus in Budapest, and its implications. READ MORE

Left-wing Budapest city leaders oppose Chinese University

Friday, June 4th, 2021

A left-wing commentator describes the plan to set up a Chinese university in Budapest as an expression of Chinese expansionist policies, while a China expert warns against offending China. READ MORE

Competing visions of colonisation

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

A left-wing columnist fears that Chinese and Russian investment will weaken Hungary’s economic and cultural sovereignty. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, sees EU federalization as the gravest threat to Hungary’s independence and freedom. READ MORE

Chinese University to open campus in Budapest

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

An analyst dismisses political misgivings about the plan to establish a Chinese university in the Hungarian capital but questions the financial sustainability of the project. READ MORE

Chinese Fudan university to build campus in Budapest

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Opinions diverge sharply on the plan to open a Chinese university campus in Budapest in 2024. This will be the first campus the Shanghai-based Fudan University opens abroad. The Hungarian government plans to fund the project from Chinese loans. READ MORE

Foreign Minister slams EU sanctions against China

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

A left-liberal columnist accuses the government of subservience to China, while a pro-government columnist finds a liberal MEP more sensitive towards the rights of Uighurs than those of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. READ MORE

Coronavirus and vaccination as political battlefields

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

As the third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Hungary, commentators from across the political divide discuss the government’s strategy and speculate on the possible date of the end of the emergency. READ MORE

Rollout of Chinese Covid vaccine begins

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

As family doctors start inoculating hundreds of thousands of Hungarians with the Chinese anti-Covid vaccine, a liberal news site finds government communication on the Sinopharm vaccine confusing, while a pro-government outlet praises the jab. READ MORE

A proposal for vaccination logistics

Friday, January 29th, 2021

A left-liberal analyst encourages the government to devise a detailed vaccination plan to avoid chaos if vaccines start to arrive in large quantities. READ MORE

Mike Pompeo’s visit to Budapest

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The left-wing nationwide daily reports that Hungary has soothed Washington’s concerns over Russian and Chinese ‘penetration’ with promises to boost economic and military cooperation with the United States. READ MORE