Gross domestic product fell at annualized 1.6% from July to September, compared to forecasts of a 2.1% rise.
Asia-Pacific leaders have agreed to move towards a new free trade zone strongly backed by Beijing.
Nations' leaders meet for formal talks in first time in two years.
The N. Korean leader had not been seen in public for nearly 6 weeks.
President Thein Sein set to hold rare roundtable talks.
Meeting in Beijing fuels talk of meeting between leaders.
Police used pepper spray, arrested dozens of protesters.
Military officials holding talks for the first time in seven years.
North Korea has threatened to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations.
State media report an overloaded minibus crashed in east China.
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