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China ties will strain Hungary’s EU and US relations

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Significance

The government’s plan signals not only a new era in Hungarian-Chinese relations but also China’s more intensive presence within the EU. Heated debates within Hungary and the EU are likely about how to deal with this development.

Impacts

  • Further Chinese investments in Hungary are likely.
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will oppose EU policy towards China even more openly.
  • Western allies will watch Budapest for its close partnership with Beijing.

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