Jin Jing receives Sarkozy's sympathy note
Updated: 2008-04-22 14:01
French Senate President Christian Poncelet made a special trip to meet Chinese torch bearer Jin Jing after arriving in Shanghai on Monday.
Poncelet gave President Nicolas Sarkozy's sympathy note to Jin Jing, a wheelchair-bound fencer who was attacked during the Olympics torch relay in Paris.
In the letter Sarkozy says he would like to express deep regret towards the way Jin Jing was shoved in Paris when she held the Olympic torch two weeks ago.
Sarkozy says he understands the Chinese people's feelings were hurt with what went on that day especially the intolerable attack Jin Jing suffered which he strongly condemns.
The letter says the incidents that were brought about by a few people don't reflect the feelings of the French people towards the Chinese people. Sarkozy also invited Jin Jing to France in the near future as his guest.