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Exclusive - Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit


NEW YORK Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million (61.95 million pounds) from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters.


Philippines says China must recognise South China Sea ruling 8:02am BST

MANILA China will be the "loser" if it does not recognise an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday.


Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4 7:30am BST

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 summit in China next month and is likely to have at least an informal talk with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said on Monday. | Video

China regulator to curb news that promotes "Western lifestyles" 5:30am BST

BEIJING China will crack down on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and "Western lifestyles", the country's broadcasting regulator said, the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environment.


Climate change looms large in Obama's final trip to Asia 29 Aug 2016

WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama sets out this week to meet world leaders in China and Laos during his final presidential trip to Asia, he will make an unusual stop along the way.

China faces massive closures of small thermal power plants - media 29 Aug 2016

BEIJING China's power generation companies will have to contend with massive closures of their smaller coal-fired power plants as government plans to shut excessive coal and steel capacity deprives the plants of customers, local media reported.


Cash hoarding reinforces China view further monetary easing futile - sources 29 Aug 2016

BEIJING On the face of it, China's central bank has room to cut interest rates to try to lift the economy, but sources say evidence companies and banks are hoarding cash has reinforced policymakers' view there is no major benefit in easing policy further.


China wants a successful G20 but suspects West may derail agenda 29 Aug 2016

BEIJING China is hoping to cement its standing as a global power when it hosts leaders from the world's biggest economies this weekend, but suspects the West and its allies will try to deny Beijing what it sees as its rightful place on the international stage.


China state firms account for two-thirds of debt defaults this year - media 29 Aug 2016

SHANGHAI China's government-run enterprises account for 66.5 percent of total debt defaults so far this year, China's official Securities Daily newspaper reported on Monday, citing information from the state asset regulator.


Vatican says it has high hopes of better ties with China 27 Aug 2016

VATICAN CITY The Vatican is hopeful it can improve ties with China after decades of tension, the Roman Catholic Church's highest-ranking diplomat said on Saturday, adding that warmer relations would benefit the whole world.