Merkel to meet Trump on evening before G20

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a selfie during a visit to a Greek cafe in Sydney's Crows Nest on Monday

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a selfie during a visit to a Greek cafe in Sydney's Crows Nest on Monday. AAP

"We see it differently", she said.

The summit will kick off on Friday with a leader-level discussion behind closed doors on terrorism, at which Mr Turnbull will call for cyberspace to be treated just as seriously as the battlefield in countering Islamic State.

China and Russian Federation, they stressed, are both opposed to installing THAAD in South Korea.

There are still many hard issues to be resolved ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 leading economies (G20) in Hamburg later this week, a German government spokesman said on Monday.

Germany has raised the issue before, citing overcapacity in China as a particular concern, and said it wanted the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations to work together on it.

German chancellor Angela Merkel was predicting more disputes in remarks in advance of the G20 summit in her country.

He proposed that China and Germany should strengthen top-level planning of bilateral relations and draft the blueprint of its future growth with a more open mind and a broader vision.

"The differences are obvious and it would be dishonest to try to cover that up".

In the article, Xi pointed out that people-to-people exchanges play an important role in elevating China-Germany relations to a higher level.

According to the president's schedule, he will be speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni this morning. "So we need to deal with China's demands in a way that brings harmony and advantages for both sides".

Thousands of people rallied in Hamburg on Sunday to protest at next week's G20 summit, where US President Donald Trump is make his maiden appearance at the forum of major economies.

The pursuit of one-sided economic interests risks creating "irreconcilable conflicts" between states, she said.

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