EDM 1 – Issue 429

Tour de force: will Xi Jinping’s symbolic trip to Guangdong boost the private sector?

Plus: Bytedance makes a move to take on Alibaba; could Baidu deal signal a mega internet merger; and why struggling Ofo is set to say Hello

Also: two fairs take the pulse on trade with China; how gorging guests sank a cruise liner’s profits; and does Abe’s visit signal a new dawn in China-Japan relations?