China VP's Absences Prompt Rumors
Canceled four appointments and missed Communist Party meeting
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.
Mr Xi is expected to be appointed China's new leader at the party congress next month.