EDM 1 – Issue 605

Standing tall: all-powerful Xi Jinping picks a team of loyalists for new Politburo

Plus: turbulent trading for China tech stocks; livestreamer Luo Yonghao pivots into AR software start-up; why photonics might help the Chinese close the chipmaking gap; and how Rmb15,000 bargain flats in Hegang have been selling like hot cakes