The United States State Department held a telephonic press briefing about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, Brussels and Reykjavik. The background discussion on Friday was joined by two senior administration officials. Continue reading “Pompeo to give Orban a hard time”
Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Friday called the European Union’s policy on China “hypocritical” and said cooperation between the bloc and Beijing was in the interest of the whole of Europe. Continue reading “Szijjarto: EU policy on China hypocritical”
According to the Wall Street Journal, in a meeting with US Ambassador David B. Cornstein, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the American diplomats that he refuses to pressurise China and Russia, and would rather stay neutral like Austria. Continue reading “WSJ: Concerns over Orban’s Russian and Chinese ties”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrived in Shanghai on Sunday to attend a major import expo. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has opened a Hungarian trade house in Shanghai on Sunday, stressing that China provides a great market for high-quality Hungarian goods and services. Continue reading “Orban attends the Shanghai expo”
China is showing signs of being exhausted by the cooperation with its sixteen Central and Eastern European partners. As tension grows globally, Beijing is more concerned about the relations with the United States and the European Union, while CEE countries are still following a wrong approach in the cooperation. In this article, we try to find out what the Hungarian government can do with the situation.
Boosting cooperation between China and central Europe is also in the interest of the whole of the European Union, Hungary’s foreign minister said after a China-CEE summit in Sofia on Saturday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: China-CEE co-operation also in EU’s interest”
Ryo Sahashi, Professor of International Politics, and Director at Center for Asian Studies, Kanagawa University is sceptical about the Trump-Kim summit. In an interview with Hungarian weekly Heti Valasz, he warned of the dangers of doing business with China. Continue reading “Japanese professor warns of siding with China”