EDM 1 – Issue 242

Telecom deal sends signal from Sino-Thai kingpin

Plus: Hangzhou hiccup for Wahaha’s flagship mall; private equity takes control at COFCO’s piggery; and why Chinese cars are stuck in the slow lane

Also: how Putian’s powerbrokers got into private healthcare; the latest Madame Tussauds opens in Beijing; and what Hillary Clinton has to say about China in her new book