From the article: Orban, a self-styled illiberal, has built cordial ties with China, including massive joint business projects.
That tells you all you need to know.
The thing is, Before-Covid they would have gotten away with it - they did get away with it.
Now we've got the G7 making strident statements of condemnation re human rights abuses and leaders hurriedly distancing themselves from China. The only thing that's changed from the old days of coziness is Covid.
We did out very best to cover up the lab-leak for the CCP - heck, we didn't want to stop the money flowing - but the public is not buying it - so it's time to incrementally reposition. Sorry China, it was fun while it lasted, but we have to look after our own power grubbing. See you again when all this blows over.