China Says Hungarian Politicians 'Beneath Contempt' For Renaming Streets

China Says Hungarian Politicians 'Beneath Contempt' For Renaming Streets

China blasted Hungarian politicians as "beneath contempt" after Budapest renamed streets over human rights flashpoints from Hong Kong to Tibet in protest against a planned branch of a top Chinese university.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • China's foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin accused Hungarian politicians of "hyping up China-related issues and hindering China-Hungary cooperation."
  • According to a deal signed between Hungary and the Shanghai-based university, a currently derelict plot in Budapest is set to house the Fudan campus in a half-million-square-meter (five-million-square-foot) complex by the 2024 president.
  • The liberal mayor has previously blasted "Chinese influence-buying" in Hungary and urged Prime Minister Viktor Orban to honor a previous pledge not to force projects on the capital against its will.
  • Opinion polls show a majority of Budapest residents oppose the university plan.

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