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Prime Minister Continues Talks in Southern China after Beijing

MTI-Hungary Today 2023.10.19.
Meng Fanli and Viktor Orbán

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán traveled from Beijing to Shenzhen in southern China, where he held talks with Meng Fanli, Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee. Later, he visited the exhibition entitled “40th Anniversary of the Reform and Development of Guangdong Province” at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief announced.

The leader of the city presented the history of Shenzhen to the Hungarian delegation and provided information on economic and business cooperation opportunities.

Shenzhen is one of China’s special economic zones with a population of 17 million people, making it one of the five most populous cities in China. It is a global center for technology, research, manufacturing, finance, tourism, and transport, and its port is the fourth busiest container port in the world.

Later in the day, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will hold further talks with the heads of Chinese giant companies in the region and visit the Nanshan Cultural Center, designed by the Hungarian architectural firm Zoboki-Demeter,

Bertalan Havasi added.

The Prime Minister at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning. Photo via MTI/Miniszterelnöki Sajtóiroda/Fischer

Following his visit to the Contemporary Art Museum and Design Exhibition, Prime Minister Orbán had a meeting with Wang Chuanfu, the founding chairman of BYD, the world’s largest electric car manufacturer.

At the BYD car factory, the Hungarian Prime Minister was briefed on the company’s structure and activities in Hungary,

the operation of the bus factory in Komárom (northern Hungary), and the battery assembly plant in Fót (near Budapest), and then the latest electric car models produced by BYD were presented.


In July, it was announced that the Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD is investing HUF 10 billion (EUR 26 million) to set up a battery assembly plant in Fót, creating 100 new jobs. This investment will increase Hungary’s role in the European electric car transition, strengthen Hungary’s leading role in this economic process, contribute to job security in Hungary, and help Hungary attract new capacity in its most important industry of the future. Furthermore, news broke yesterday that BYD is to start selling its pure electric vehicles in Hungary, the first in the Central and Eastern European regions.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (L) and Wang Chuanfu (R) during the BYD factory visit. Photo via MTI/Miniszterelnöki Sajtóiroda/Fischer Zoltán

Prime Minister in Talks with Chairman of China Construction Bank
Prime Minister in Talks with Chairman of China Construction Bank

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Via MTI, Featured image via MTI/Miniszterelnöki Sajtóiroda/Fischer Zoltán

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