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China’s Vaccine and Mask Diplomacy in Hungary – Podcast

China’s Vaccine and Mask Diplomacy in Hungary – Podcast

A several-hour long virtual summit of the Heads of States of the 17+1 format members, i.e., the Central and Eastern European Countries and China, took place on February 9, 2021. For the first time in the history of the initiative, China was represented by the President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Xi Jinping. It was another opportunity for Beijing to make its presence in the region known.

17+1 Summit: The Difficult Future of the Initiative – Podcast

17+1 Summit: The Difficult Future of the Initiative – Podcast

Despite growing trade and good relations between the presidents of the two countries, communication between Warsaw and Beijing has stalled for some time. Following a period of dynamic development of relationships between 2008 and 2016, the cooperation has weakened under the rule of the United Right (Polish: Zjednoczona Prawica).

Poland-China Relations in 2021: Current State and Prospects – Podcast

Poland-China Relations in 2021: Current State and Prospects – Podcast

Despite growing trade and good relations between the presidents of the two countries, communication between Warsaw and Beijing has stalled for some time. Following a period of dynamic development of relationships between 2008 and 2016, the cooperation has weakened under the rule of the United Right (Polish: Zjednoczona Prawica).

Public Opinion on China in European and V4 Countries – Podcast

Public Opinion on China in European and V4 Countries – Podcast

The November report “European public opinion on China in the age of COVID-19. Differences and common ground across the continent” prepared by the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS), a Slovak think tank, presents interesting data on the attitudes of European citizens, including the members of the Visegrad Group (V4), towards China.

Huawei in Poland and Hungary. Could it be a part of 5G? – Podcast

Huawei in Poland and Hungary. Could it be a part of 5G? – Podcast

Since the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, Huawei has achieved a leading position on the markets of the Visegrád Group, both in terms of digital infrastructure and mobile devices. During Donald Trump’s presidency (2017-2021), the US authorities made extensive diplomatic efforts to eliminate Huawei from the European Union’s (EU) 5G infrastructure, pointing to political and intelligence threats and the company’s cooperation with the Communist Party of China.

Beijing Reacts to Czech Visit to Taiwan – Podcast

Beijing Reacts to Czech Visit to Taiwan – Podcast

From August 30 to September 5, the President of the Czech Senate Miloš Vystrčil visited Taiwan. This stay resulted in a series of diplomatic and media events, which in turn worsened China-Czech Republic relations. The articles published in the Chinese media and statements by political representatives of the Communist Party of China (CPC) critically approached this situation, which is yet another manifestation of the Chinese diplomatic and information offensive.

China Plans to Build the First University Campus in Hungary – Podcast

China Plans to Build the First University Campus in Hungary – Podcast

On December 16, 2019, the Minister for Innovation and Technology of Hungary – László Palkovics, and the rector of Fudan University – Xu Ningsheng, signed an agreement in Shanghai to establish the first foreign Fudan campus in Budapest. In mid-September 2020, there were also reports in the Hungarian media that the campus is to be completed by 2024 with a goal of educating 5-6 thousand students.

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