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Communist meeting eyes a leaner, greener China

Fifth Plenum also vows a new normal of slower, more sustainable expansion after years of double-digit growth

Beijing is considering loosening restrictions on its one-child policy, which has fuelled public discontent and which experts say is now raising demographic dilemmas.


ECONOMIC malaise and the spectre of intractable pollution confronted China's Communist leaders on Monday as official media reported they gathered to plan the nation's course for the next five years, following a surprise interest-rate cut.

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