EDM1 – Issue 448

Live-stream leaders: who are the influencers setting the pace in online shopping for Alibaba?

Also: Dong Mingzhu mulls buying out state in MBO at air-con giant Gree; Gome’s shares spike 20% on rumours of founder’s early prison release; and as Sony shutters China factory think tanks debate nation’s supply chain shake-up

Plus: Indians go mad for Bytedance and Bigo’s short video apps; how Tan Xin’s Hanma is trying to corner the cannabis market; and meet Saturnbird, Nespresso’s newest Chinese rival