EDM1 – Issue 463

A long, hot summer: how are protests in Hong Kong going to be resolved?

Also: Baidu on alert as Bytedance barges into search; Tencent’s gaming is getting back to profit; Versace and other fashion brands beg forgiveness from nationalist netizens

Plus: the trade conflict now has a currency dimension; Muji mulls changes as Chinese rivals gain ground; Chinese sci-fi fans fret as Shanghai Fortress blockbuster flops