EDM 1 – Issue 255

Trouble in store? Luxury lags in Hong Kong but China shoppers set for global reign

Also: desperate property firms tempt buyers with fresh chickens and other surreal deals; why China’s just created a new city; and how a Shanghai media group has hopes for a Huffington breakthrough

Plus: a big week for the Chinese box office and actor Huang Bo; Chicago says no to Confucius; and is horse race betting under starter’s orders in China?