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Cybersecurity tops Obama’s agenda for China talks

By Mon, Jun 03, 2013 11:21AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be looking for signs from China’s leader at their upcoming meeting that Beijing is ready to address its reported high-tech spying, which the White House sees as a top threat to the U.S. economy and national security. The talks between Obama and Chinese

Quakes kill 1 in Taiwan, injure 9 in Philippines

By Sun, Jun 02, 2013 5:23PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring at least nine people and damaging

China defends actions in maritime disputes

By Sun, Jun 02, 2013 5:03PM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — China on Sunday deflected criticism over its actions in several maritime disputes with its neighbors and defended its relationship with North Korea. Lt-Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of the People’s Liberation Army, reiterated at an annual security conference in Singapore that the Chinese government and military seek

Vietnam breaks up anti-China protest

By Sun, Jun 02, 2013 11:32AM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — More than 15 demonstrators were detained Sunday during a protest march in Vietnam’s capital against China’s territorial assertiveness in Southeast Asian waters. The protest showed some of the domestic pressures the Vietnamese government faces in its dealing with its large neighbor. Street marches and open defiance

China accuses US of prejudice over Tiananmen

By Sun, Jun 02, 2013 11:28AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States of “political prejudice” and “ignoring facts” for calling on it to fully account for those killed, detained or missing in the 1989 bloody military crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday that the U.S. was remembering