EDM 1 – Issue 357

THAAD turmoil: South Korean brands and stars pay the price as Seoul takes delivery of new US missile shield

Also: Tencent-backed China Reading heads for IPO in e-book expansion; Xi Jinping takes centre stage in Li Keqiang’s work report; and are China’s chipmakers closing the gap on foreign rivals?

Plus: homegrown firms hope for battery boost; why La La Land is being zapped by zombies at China’s cinemas; and an industry insider talks about the Chinese demand for diamonds