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China factory activity edges up in September

But employment slumps to 5-1/2-year low, raising fears

[BEIJING] Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September even as factory employment slumped to a 5 1/2-year low, a survey showed on Tuesday, a potential source of worry for Communist leaders who prize social stability above all else.

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