China's absent Vice-President Xi Jinping prompts rumours
11 September 2012 Last updated at 02:45 BST
Speculation has been mounting about the whereabouts of China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, who has not been seen for over a week.
Vice-President Xi cancelled a meeting with the visiting Danish prime minister on Monday - his fourth missed appointment within a week.
He also failed to attend an important Communist party meeting on Friday.
Julie Peacock reports.