The paper said that sources close to senior officials in the People's Liberation Army said that Mr Deng had "recently suffered a brain haemorrhage". However, China's State Council said it had not heard of any change in Mr Deng's condition. AP - Tokyo
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China's 92-year-old leader Deng Xiaoping is critically ill after suffering a brain haemorrhage, the Japanese daily newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported last night.