Budapest protest against China's Fudan University campus

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6th June, 2021 03:45:17 PM printer

Budapest protest against China's Fudan University campus

Thousands of people on Saturday marched through Budapest in Hungary to protest against plans to open a Chinese university campus in the Hungarian capital.

Opponents of the project say it will undercut the country's own higher education and increase the influence of China's Communist authorities.

The right-wing government of PM Viktor Orban has close ties with Beijing.

Around two thirds of Hungarians do not support the China's Fudan University, according to liberal think tank Republikon Institute.

The construction of the Fudan University campus in Budapest is estimated to cost about $1.8bn (£1.2bn).

Some $1.5bn of the costs will be provided by a loan from a Chinese bank.

(BBC)


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