WASHINGTON - DURING her Asia tour, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit China's Hainan island for talks on economic and other issues with Chinese state councillor Dai Bingguo, a top aide said on Tuesday.

Mr Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for east Asia and Pacific affairs, said she will discuss preparations for the G-20 summit next month in Seoul and for Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States in 2011.
He said that Mrs Clinton will make the previously unscheduled stop to Hainan following her visit to Vietnam at the weekend.

Mrs Clinton leaves on Wednesday for a two-week tour of Asia, with stops planned in Hawaii, Vietnam, Hainan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia.

She had initially hoped to meet Mr Dai during her visit to Vietnam, where she will attend a meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations.

Clinton to visit Hainan for talks