EDM 1 – Issue 296

Retail rivals Alibaba and Wanda recruit Suning for their bricks-versus-clicks battle

Also: Coolpad conflict riles Qihoo’s Zhou; Shanghai port operator told to drop ransom bid; and how online influencers can earn more than film stars

Plus: celebrity chef says high-end Western restaurants still busy, despite Chinese slowdown; why ‘China’s Top Gun’ was shot down in flames; and the key things to know about Chinese gift-giving