Hungarian OPPn promises to outsmart Chinese universities
Budapest [Hungary], May 29 (ANI): Hungarian political opponents have promised to block the construction of the first Chinese university in the European Union (EU) because of the financial and security risks of the project. did.
The government has said the project will raise the bar in education and provide students with globally competitive knowledge, Al Jazeera reported.
However, I am not sure of the country’s opposition. The mayor of Budapest, Gergely Calason, who wants to run for opposition to the Prime Minister in next year’s elections, will use “all legal and political means” to thwart the right-wing government’s plan to build a university campus of Fudan. promised. In the capital.
Fudan University is a Shanghai-based institution and is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world. It will be available in Hungary by 2024.
As part of this plan, up to 8,000 students will live and study in a large facility on the banks of the Donau River.
Hungary will receive a huge loan from Beijing to cover the entire 1.5 billion euros ($ 1.8 billion) to build the campus.
This raises concerns that it increases Hungary’s dependence on China, which has been accused of using debt trap diplomacy to strengthen its influence over other countries.
China tries to harness its enormous fiscal firepower to gain influence in Central and Eastern Europe in an attempt to increase profits within the EU and the Atlantic Treaty Organization North (NATO).
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban tries to strengthen the link with the eastern part of Hungary as Hungary continues to receive money.
Critics have pointed out that Hungary will not receive loans under the EU’s reconstruction fund, indicating that Orban prefers almost unconstrained funding.
Hungary has consistently supported China’s interests due to growing tensions between Beijing and Western institutions.
Hungary ignored the US warning that Huawei posed a security risk and let the company take the lead in building 5G networks.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas proposed a violent backlash against Oban on May 10 after Budapest blocked EU actions against the tightening of Chinese rule in Hong Kong.
“This is not the first time that Hungary has left the unit on Chinese issues,” Mars told reporters. Michael Ignatieff is president of the Central European University, an American institution that was relocated from Budapest in 2018.
He calls Fudan’s arrival “another blow to academic freedom”, suggesting that the university will not offer critical courses to the Chinese or Hungarian governments. (Ani)