EDM 1 – Issue 212

Woe in Washington: China scores Asian points from shutdown but wonders how to resolve its own dollar dilemma

Plus: Britain woos Beijing with banking offer; life’s a beach for Fosun’s new Atlantis plan; and is Suntech set to be saved by bottom-fishing bidder?

Also: Chinese fashion models enter top ranks; no slam dunks yet for Yao Ming as an investor; and why sandstorms may get worse in Beijing