EDM1 – Issue 428

How Mike Pence sent a Cold War shiver through Sino-US relations

Plus: BMW buys Brilliance JV stake to take control, but Faraday falls out with Evergrande; homeowner fury after developer price discounts; and why a blog calling time on China’s private sector grabbed so much attention

Also: embarrassment all round at Interpol arrest; Hong Kong’s Project Gutenberg proves holiday hit; and ‘the Chinese Koi’ celebrates her Alipay gift bonanza