EDM1 – Issue 191

Hollande flies home from Beijing hoping for French trade boost

Plus: Sina Weibo valued at over $3 billion, as Alibaba buys stake; China pleased by Pinault’s rat-and-rabbit gift; and why the shipping forecast still makes for gloomy reading

Also: Sichuan quake reignites anger at ‘tofu buildings’; Volkswagen apologises at Shanghai Auto Show; and Japan’s Abe sparks controversy over “invasion” remark, as basketballer is slammed as traitor