EDM 1 – Issue 385

Supporting cast: Xi Jinping tightens political grip, but who are the new members of the Standing Committee?

Also: micro-lender Qudian sees ups and downs after New York IPO; fashion house SMCP makes Paris debut after Ruyi acquisition; and a progress report on the Belt and Road Initiative, four years after launch

Plus: A look at how Haier is integrating its foreign acquisitions; Jackie Chan savours rare rave reviews after co-production hit; and the most unlikely comeback of the year – McDonald’s Sichuan sauce returns after two decades away