EDM 1 – Issue 294

Politics on parade, as Western leaders shun Xi Jinping’s victory celebrations

Plus: Japan’s Shiseido gets a China makeover; Airbnb finds a local partner to take on Chinese rival TuJia; and are plans for a northern super-conurbation moving closer to reality?

Also: how Fruit Day helped American cherries to flourish in China; media giants in people trafficking clash; and why the new Miss Hong Kong is the talk of the town