Those predicted to take leadership roles in China's Communist Party have done so, reports Xinhua news agency. Further appointments will take place on Thursday. The Party's leaders will dictate the direction of the country's economic and political policies in the coming years.
One child per family is all the Chinese government currently permits its urban citizens – rural families are allowed two children if the firstborn is a girl. The highly unpopular policy should be phased out, according to a new report by a Chinese government think tank.
A survey of Canadian adults found that most reacted negatively to foreign control of their natural resources, according to OilPrice.com. Canadians are "not particularly supportive" of a proposed deal with the China National Offshore Oil Corp.
Hong Kong ferry accident: The Sea Smooth, a Hong Kong ferry, collided with the Lamma IV, a power company boat carrying 121 passengers. None of the ferry passengers died, but the Lamma IV sank. Such large-scale accidents are rare in Hong Kong's tightly regulated harbor.
Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician facing prison time in a scandal involving the murder of a British businessman, has been expelled from the Communist Party, which is undergoing a once-in-a-decade generational transition of power.