EDM1 – Issue 269

Minsheng on the menu? More speculation as Anbang builds up its bank stake

Also: Kaisa bonds in rollercoaster ride; why WeChat’s BMW ads are stirring status anxiety; and new book describes how China’s ties with Pakistan are “deeper than the deepest ocean” but also problematic

Plus: why construction boss is suing local governments; the design series coming up trumps for Tmall; and the Shenzhen cops in the firing line after snacking on salamander