EDM 1 – Issue 499

Li Keqiang’s call for a surge in street market stalls gets a mixed reaction

Plus: NetEase joins the herd of new share offerings in Hong Kong; BYD bangs heads with CATL in battery safety brawl; and China’s e-commerce players hope for a ‘618’ sales spectacular

Also: Cathay Pacific saved by $5 billion bailout; Hisense makes a ‘mixed ownership’ move; and why automaker BAIC is buying into a struggling car rental firm

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