EDM 1 – Issue 326

Robot reboot? home appliances giant Midea bids for Germany’s Kuka in shift to smart manufacturing and robotics

Also: Bawang wins long-running libel case; Huawei’s Ren Zhengfei reviews his rules of business warfare during three-hour interview; and how Japan’s Muji inspired Chinese lookalike Minis

Plus: Vancouver is vexed by multi-million mansion sale to a Chinese student; kowtowing film boss gets a box office boost; and what the Chinese press says about Dr Xia, Aston Villa’s prospective owner