EDM 1 – Issue 414

Football crazy: the Chinese loom large in Russia as sponsors and fans despite not playing in the World Cup finals

Plus: Trump pushes forward with tariffs, bringing trade war nearer; how Huayi’s share pledge spooked investors; and why faded drinks champ Jianlibao needs an IPO boost

Also: Tencent and Alibaba bid for Hong Kong hearts and minds; bunmaker turns up the heat in Master Bao trademark battle; and netizens stay cool at Einstein’s anti-Chinese remarks