French president to stop in China on way to N.Caledonia
French President Nicolas Sarkozy will stop over in Beijing for talks with his Chinese counterpart Thursday on his way to a visit to New Caledonia, his office said.
The talks with President Hu Jintao have been scheduled for 5:00 pm (0900 GMT).
Sarkozy will be in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory, for the Pacific Games, a multi-sport event much like the Olympics but on a smaller scale, that take place in Noumea from Saturday to September 10.
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