EDM 1 – Issue 552

How the Chinese are responding to the Taliban’s triumph in Kabul

Plus: China’s beleaguered edtech firms are pivoting from pupils to parents; recipe revelation for Magnum’s ice cream sparks cold fury from netizens; and property giant Evergrande gets central bank warning over scale of its debts

Also: Lithuania at loggerheads with Beijing in new Taiwan row; suicide at Shanghai Electric as multi-billion dollar SOE scandal unfolds; and how Erke’s sportswear sales soared after its Henan flood donation