EDM1 – Issue 380

China’s political elite prepares for a crucial Congress next month – but how does it work?

Also: Citic hints at shutdown of troublesome Aussie iron ore mine; why Postal Bank wants a shot at listing in Shanghai; and could oil sales in yuan put the petrodollar in peril

Plus: Hai Di Lao rides out hotpot hygiene scare; China’s currency miners look for life after Bitcoin in AI; and how Fan Bingbing leaked ‘top secret’ photos of stealth aircraft to promote her movie online