EDM 1 – Issue 177

Happy New Year! In WiC’s first edition of 2013…

Taken on trust? Struggling solar firm illuminates shadowy world of trust financing

Plus: China Mobile wakes up to threat from Tencent’s Weixin; uneasy truce after row at Guangdong newspaper goes national; and is Suning set to become China’s largest commercial property developer?

Also: Lost in Thailand surprise as homegrown hit tops Rmb1 billion at box office; more than 800 firms waiting to IPO, but regulator holds firm; and why a geographer’s line is chilling southern China to the bone this winter