EDM 1 – Issue 324

Why Baidu’s founder is talking about his search engine going bankrupt

Plus: Amazon goes with Gome in ‘dragon boat’ plan; Apple and Facebook in China trademark wars; and the end of a 2,000-year monopoly, as the salt sector gets a shake-up

Also: why China’s hotpot restaurants are cooking up a storm; how September 9 could be a corker for winemakers; and Zhengzhou’s women-only buses get a mixed review