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PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 August, 2013, 8:09am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 August, 2013, 8:13am

China news round-up: Zhou Yongkang reappears, Police denies framing Charles Xue


Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui

The Atlantic
Is Zhou Yongkang China's next Bo Xilai?
Don’t count on China’s central bank to bail out its banks.
Sina Weibo*
Zhou Yongkang's name is seen in a news report for the first time since May amid a corruption investigation.
Beijing Times*
Beijing police denies framing commentator Xue Manzi, while CCTV extensively reports on his alleged crimes.

Timeline: Rumour crackdown campaign
Global Times*
Editorial: The "public opinion opposition" is overestimating its own strength, is paranoid about Xue Manzi.
Radio Free Asia
Tibetan singer Shawo Tashi jailed for "anti-state" activities.
Asahi Shimbun
Japanese-language schools see sharp decrease in Chinese students.

Financial Times
Peter Humphrey case sends shudders through fraudbusting community.
Android Vice President Hugo Barra leaves Google, joins Chinese phone maker Xiaomi.
Huawei has hiked salaries to match competitors and prepare for future expansion.
China prepares to ditch cotton stockpiling, wider reform looms.

Foreign affairs
Malaysia splits with Asean claimants in the South China Sea dispute.
Washington Post
China urges US restraint in Syria over chemical weapons.
Manila Times
China withdraws invitation for Philippines' President Benigno Aquino to attend trade expo.
China News Service*
Ministry of Defence spokesman says China is building a second aircraft carrier.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.