25 Jun '11, 8pm

China's Wen arrives in Britain for three-day visit

China's Wen arrives in Britain for three-day visit

LONDON - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Britain on Saturday for a visit focused on boosting economic ties, on the second leg of a three-nation tour in which Beijing is seeking a greater foothold in Europe. Wen arrived at Birmingham Airport in central England after flying in from Hungary, the first stop on a tour which will also take him to Germany, a Foreign Office spokeswoman told AFP. Wen was met by British Trade Minister Stephen Green and Britain's ambassador to Beijing Sebastian Wood, added the spokeswoman. The Chinese leader did not have any engagements on Saturday and was due to begin his visit in earnest on Sunday, with a visit to playwright Shakespeare's birthplace and a Chinese-owned car plant. The centrepiece on the three-day visit is the annual UK-China Summit, which takes place in London Monday and will be attended by Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreig...

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