EDM 1 – Issue 569

China persists with its ‘zero Covid’ plan as more cities go into lockdown – international media asks ‘at what cost’?

Plus: Apple retakes top spot in Chinese market with surging iPhone sales; more dismay for Evergrande, following Hainan demolition order; and China Mobile hopes for growth after Shanghai return and buyback

Also: how China sets the pace in lithium sector thanks to EVs; NFT craze sucks in pop star Jay Chou; and danger on the slopes as China’s top influencers take up winter sports ahead of next month’s Olympics in Beijing