EDM 1 – Issue 221

Hopes and fears: the results of WiC’s readership poll, ‘China in 2014 and Beyond’

Also: national audit digs up $3 trillion of local government debt; Russian rouble takes root on Chinese soil; and Tencent’s stock soars

Plus: drug police smash Guangdong’s metropolis of meth; Feng Xiaogang loses cool after film bashing; and why Xi Jinping’s day out caused a steam bun sensation