Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has called on the government to make public all decisions concerning a campus for China’s Fudan University planned to be constructed in Budapest’s 9th district.
The government earlier agreed with the municipality to build a housing project for students in the area, Karácsony said on Facebook late on Wednesday. If the government seeks to “renege” on that agreement, it should first publish all relevant decisions and contracts regarding the university project, he said.
László Palkovics, the minister of technology and innovation, has initiated talks with the Budapest leadership and the mayor of the 9th district on the issue. Karácsony said that although he was “a great fan of talks”, he was “more interested in seeing affordable housing for over 10,000 young people” than a Chinese university in Budapest.
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