Wen in Europe.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao landed in Budapest yesterday amid tight security to begin a three-country visit to Europe, an airport spokesman said. The scheduled time of his arrival had been kept secret and airport viewing areas closed, while the press were kept at a distance. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was on hand to welcome his guest, whose visit was to last until today before he moves on to London and Berlin on a tour experts say will be centered primarily on economic issues. Nine months after a round trip to Greece, Italy and Turkey, Wen returns to Europe with a promise to support the region’s beleaguered economies. China is to finance a high-speed train link connecting Budapest with its international airport.