EDM1 – Issue 417

Why Jack Ma and Li Shufu have been meeting Mahathir, and should Country Garden’s boss follow after Belt and Road train suspended?

Plus: co-chairman’s untimely death adds to HNA’s woes; China Tower IPO to brave a tough market crowded by tech unicorns; how the China-US trade war has escalated

Also: how a drug smuggling drama could break cinema records; marketing blunder adds to Want Want’s struggle for reinvention; and why a French World Cup win could be a costly own goal for Chinese retailer