EDM 1 – Issue 175

Hanging by a thread: can China’s garment trade still trump its low cost rivals?

Also: Chinese banks bridle at British branch rules; the Chinese karaoke site that’s just listed on Nasdaq; and eLong battles Ctrip in online travel price war

Plus: new book says forget democracy, China needs Confucius; how a new passport map stirred diplomatic protests; and why there’s a house in the middle of a highway in Wenling

Next week’s issue is the final WiC of the year.