Croatian International Relations Review

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Dariusz Kałan

Hungary’s centre-right government has increasingly demonstrated a strong interest in strengthening both its political and economic ties with China. On the one hand, Budapest’s determination results from the country’s acute need to locate new sources of investment for its weakened economy. On the other, however, the movement east is strongly connected with the ruling party’s distant attitude to western organizations and its perception of the rising global importance of central Europe. This article shall outline how Hungary has been implementing its more active foreign policy towards China and the likelihood of success.