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  • A vendor pushes a cart selling fried buns at a Hutong alley in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

    The Chinese president warned growth could slow further, prompting expectations of possible new stimulus spending.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
  • In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo city officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background.

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Japan will buy the three uninhabited islands in the East China Sea from a Japanese family it recognizes as the owner.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
  • Claudia Mo Man-ching, center, of the pro-democracy Civic Party celebrates with her supporters after winning at a seat on the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Hong Kong voters cast ballots in legislative elections Sunday that will help determine the eventual shape of full democracy that Beijing has promised the former British colony.

    Hong Kong's legislature is split between those aligned with Beijing and those who favor further democratic reforms.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
  • Thousands of protesters show the "stop" sign outside government headquarters in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Parents, teachers and pupils along with activists in the former British colony continued their protest against the government's plan to introduce a new subject "Moral and National Education" into a new curriculum, starting from the new school year.

    Hong Kong officials have dropped plans to introduce compulsory Chinese national education classes in schools that raised fears in the former British colony of pro-Beijing "brainwashing."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST