Sarkozy arrives in China for state visit

 French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in China on Wednesday, his office announced, for a visit aimed at putting past tensions with Beijing over Tibet to rest.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, pictured, arrived in China on Wednesday, his office announced,

Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, arrived in the ancient capital of Xi'an to see the famed terracotta army before heading later in the day to Beijing, where the French leader will meet his counterpart Hu Jintao.

Sarkozy will then head to Shanghai on Friday for the opening of the World Expo.

AFP

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