The Hungarian-born philanthropist and businessman called a stock exchange speculator by many sent a message to the Hungarians before the 2022 general elections. PM Orbán’s government has been fearmongering for half a decade. Having written that, the content of Soros’s message is not a surprise.
PM Orbán says he conspires to settle migrants in Hungary and Europe because his aim is an open society where traditions, nations and religions fade away. The Hungarian government declared they would contend that program, Soros and his allies.
Meanwhile, almost everybody knows in Hungary that George Soros was one of the biggest supporters of the Fidesz in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Based on the gossip, he bought the first photocopier for the party and helped officials of Fidesz with scholarships. Viktor Orbán, for example, could spend some months in Oxford by winning one of those grants before the 1990 general elections.
This positive and later neutral attitude changed after the migration crisis in 2015. Since then, the government has launched even a billboard campaign against Soros. They claimed on the posters that the billionaire wants to help migrants come and settle in Hungary.
Billboard campaign initiated by Government against the so-called Soros-plan, i.e. helping migrants to come and settle down in Europe.
Soros shared his thoughts for the new year on 31 January, focusing on how China threatens open societies in the world. He said that China was the most potent authoritarian power in the world. He added that Beijing would do just like Hitler in 1936: Xi Jinping will use the winter Olympics to spread propaganda.
He highlighted that Hungary’s voters – against all odds – may turn an authoritarian ruler out of power. He said that together with the new German Government, the French elections in April and Putin’s decision about Europe would determine the fate of Europe.
Afterwards, Soros talked about China and the possible outcomes of the following party congress, during which Xi Jinping can be elected as party general secretary for a third term. As CNN reported, Soros highlighted that China faced economic problems. That is because its real estate boom ended in a bang last year.
“Soros has in recent years emerged as a prominent critic of Xi and China’s ruling Communist Party. The legendary investor and chair of the Open Society Foundations said in September that asset manager BlackRock was making a “tragic mistake” by doing more business in China. He has criticized Beijing over its surveillance policies and a crackdown on private business.” – CNN reported.
IMF’s prognosis is about a 4.8 pc economic growth in 2022 for China which is a dramatically low rate in the case of the Asian country.
Source: DNN, DNH, Youtube