EDM 1 – Issue 515

Still special: what Xi Jinping was signalling on his latest trip to Shenzhen 

Also: Baidu broadens its bet on artificial intelligence; how the redback is rising again against the dollar; and our Q&A with a US manufacturing executive on why China’s factories are still hard to beat 

Plus: Alibaba debuts new One-Yuan Store; the Kuok family cooking oil firm that is king of ChiNext after a record IPO; and how Chinese cities are pushing ahead with coronavirus vaccine jabs