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Guess who’s in town


Former England football captain David Beckham was in Shanghai in May to push a new vision for British heritage brand Kent & Curwen. Beckham has been brand amabassador of the male clothing label since 2015.

An evening of cocktails and an immersive presentation at the Waterhouse at the city’s South Bund attracted huge crowds outside the venue. Beckham delighted guests by saying “I love Shanghai. I’ve been here so many times now that Shanghai is like my second home” and explaining “this is a project that is close to my heart because it authentically combines old British heritage with contemporary style.”

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The Belt and Road forum held in Beijing in May heralds China's strategy of globalisation 2.0. How much China has invested in the BRI? How can other countries along the routes join in and benefit from the opportunities? (p.20-25) Technologically China has often been perceived as playing the catch-up game. Not in Artificial Intelligence, which the country's tech giants are spearheading with some success. (p. 34-43) A migrant worker has taken the country by storm in her Dickensian essay about her hard life in modern Beijing. (p.52-55)