Budapest Names Streets At Planned Chinese University After Uyghurs, Hong Kong

Budapest Names Streets At Planned Chinese University After Uyghurs, Hong Kong

The liberal opposition mayor of Budapest announced he would rename streets in the Hungarian capital near a planned campus of a Chinese university to commemorate alleged human rights abuses by Beijing.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • One street will be named after the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, labeled a dangerous separatist by Beijing.
  • Another will be called "Uyghur Martyrs' Road," after the primarily Muslim ethnic group that Washington and other capitals accuse of genocide by China.
  • A third will be called "Free Hong Kong Road." A fourth street will be renamed after a Chinese Catholic bishop who was jailed.
  • The renamed streets will converge on an area where China's Fudan University plans to open a campus.
  • According to a poll conducted by the liberal think tank Republikon Institute, 66% of Hungarians oppose and 27% support the idea of a Chinese university campus.

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