It looks like Hungary, like other Western countries, is going to host it share of Chinese police stations. Our Hungarian correspondent László sends this report.
Chinese police station in Budapest
The Curious Case of the Chinese-Hungarian Law Enforcement Summit
“Chinese-Hungarian Law Enforcement Summit”?!
Astonishing. And ominous.
I mean, what the yellow-red hell?!
The Minister of the Interior isn’t supposed to be… interior?
“During the official meeting with his Chinese partner on 16 February 2024 in Budapest, Minister of the Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér stressed that the cooperation between the two countries is based on the guarantee of security and stability […]”
I could find no further information on what exactly it all means (which is strange in itself), so I can only guess… Nothing good for liberty, for sure — especially for Chinese expats.
“The two leaders signed agreements on strengthening law enforcement cooperation and joint patrols.”
Huh? Does it mean Chinese policemen in Hungary?
I’m quickly sending this last S.O.S. message before my Covid card turns red and my internet access gets blocked. Food donations are welcome, as Chinese AI systems won’t allow me and my family to do the grocery shopping, as soon as this letter gets published.
OK, for the time being that’s a joke — but how long before it isn’t?
Translation of the announcement published on the official website of the Hungarian government:
Chinese-Hungarian Law Enforcement Summit
The State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, Minister of Public Security Wang Xiaohong, paid his first official visit to Hungary after the Chinese New Year.
During the official meeting with his Chinese partner on 16 February 2024 in Budapest, Minister of the Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér stressed that the cooperation between the two countries is based on the guarantee of security and stability, which are essential for the establishment and further development of comprehensive strategic cooperation.
With the visit of State Councillor Wang Xiaohong, the parties took an important step towards the development of relations between the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of the Interior of Hungary. The two leaders signed agreements on strengthening law enforcement cooperation and joint patrols.
During his visit to Hungary, the Chinese Minister of Public Security, among other things, familiarized himself with the structure and capabilities of the Hungarian counter-terrorism service and inspected the construction works of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line.