Tag: #Hungary

For Taiwan, China-Friendly Hungary Remains a Key EU Investment Destination

At the end of last year, the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan published its EU-Taiwan Relations brochure for the year 2021. One of the statements in the chapter on Taiwanese companies' investment in the EU...

More of the Same for Hungary’s China Policy?

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. On April 3, Hungarians went to the polls to vote in one of the country's...

What 2021 Tells Us About the Future of China-CEE Relations

The year gone by was a tumultuous one for Europe’s relations with China, to say the least. With the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) put on hold, a round of sanctions imposed on China...

Voice for CHOICE #13: Examining China’s CEE Investment Aims with Ágnes Szunomár

Via the 16+1 platform, the Belt and Road, the Digital Silk Road, and more, there is no shortage of Chinese investment initiatives touching the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. This includes infrastructure projects dotting the Western...

Editors’ CHOICE: Best of 2021

It has been a busy year in China-CEE relations, to say the least. Whether it be the burgeoning ties to Taiwan raising Beijing's ire, the 17+1 platform underperforming in President Xi's first appearance, or the EU-China CAI...

Hungary-China Relations: Is it Time for a Change?

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. In the past decade, the CEE region has often been singled out for cozy ties...

Despite Protests, China Policy is Not a Pivotal Issue in CEE Elections

This article is the first in an exclusive new series from CHOICE entitled on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe. Thousands of angry citizens rally in Budapest, bolstered by...

Voice for CHOICE #10: Getting a Handle on Sino-Hungarian Relations with Szabolcs Panyi

Hungary has had its share of issues as of late, ranging from its import of Chinese vaccines sans EMA approval, to blockage of EU statements on human rights abuses in China, to the politically problematic (and quite pricey) establishment of Fudan University's campus in Budapest.

Hungary’s China Policy Might Be In For a Seismic Shift

This article was originally published in The Diplomat. It was stunning to many observers seeing pictures from Hungary of thousands of people marching in the streets protesting the government plan to build the overseas...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fishy Promises

CEE-China cooperation could be quite different after Lithuania’s withdrawal from the 17+1 platform. As Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz and his crew of demolition spaceships were nearing Earth to make space for a galactic bypass, the...

Is There a Future for the 17+1 Format?

Nine years after China entered the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to great fanfare with the 16+1 format, the now 17+1 format appears to be running out of steam. To discuss the state of the...

China in the Slovak Security Strategy: A Step in the Right Direction?

Slovakia is no longer naive about China. However, an effective policy towards Beijing is still a distant goal.  China is significantly increasing its power potential and political influence, based on rapidly growing military capabilities,...