EDM1 – Issue 456

The Buffett lunch: why a Chinese cryptocurrency chief made a record bid for a meal with the Sage of Omaha

Also: Huawei races to launch HongMeng, its homegrown operating system; why hydrogen-powered cars could join China’s new energy revolution; and more protests in Hong Kong at plans for mainland extradition

Plus: Xi Jinping gets closer to “bosom” buddy Putin; the IPO of the world’s biggest cooking school struggles to sizzle; how Australians were anxious about Chinese navy’s ‘milk raid’ on Sydney