EDM 1 – Issue 251

All hands to the pump: Sinopec’s Fu at the front in the mixed ownership race

Also: Dalian Wanda hooks up with Tencent and Baidu for the Alibaba struggle; Beijing to turn on the taps of contentious water pipeline; and could the property slowdown help in delivering Wen Jiabao’s affordable housing dream?

Plus: boot camp blues, with students hurt in military training; how the merciless Ming were even tougher on corruption than Xi Jinping; and high hopes for heavyweights, as Chinese bruisers chase boxing glory

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