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An economic strategy centered on productivity could boost growth and reduce the risk of a hard landing

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Revolutionizing China’s economy

Revolutionizing China’s economy

Five ways improving productivity can help the country confront its economic challenges.

Consumers

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What’s driving the Chinese consumer

– Confidence keeps rising among the country’s consumers, despite economic headwinds—but just what they are buying (and where and... how) is evolving rapidly. Companies should pay attention.
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Here comes the modern Chinese consumer

– Despite concerns about economic growth, the country’s consumers keep spending. Yet our latest survey reveals changes in... what they’re buying and how they’re buying it.
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Why China’s consumers will continue to surprise the world

– Fears about China’s slowing economy are overblown, authors Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel argue in this adapted excerpt... from the follow-up to their The One Hour China Book.
Podcast

China’s One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?

One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, an economic and diplomatic program that could transform trade.
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Innovation

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What’s next for China’s booming fintech sector?

– The fast and furious growth of the country’s Internet finance industry will inevitably slow. Companies need to begin positioning... themselves for sustainable success.
Report - McKinsey Quarterly

Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation

– China does well in customer- and manufacturing-oriented innovation, though not in the more advanced varieties. But the country... will need them to sustain growth.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

China’s digital transformation

– New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025.

Executive perspectives

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How China country heads are coping

– As multinational companies face stronger headwinds, how are local leaders dealing with the situation, and what would help them... move faster?
Article

Amazon China’s president on ‘transformative’ technologies

– Doug Gurr reflects on how China differs from Western markets and what role data informatics will play in the future of retail.

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China Pulse

Our series delivering insight into how digitization is reshaping the country.

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Cracking the world’s biggest business-travel market

– Asia accounts for more than a third of the world’s $1 trillion business-travel sector, and the region’s growth is accelerating.... Do you understand its customers?
Survey

Finding the fast lane: Emerging trends in China’s auto market

– A new survey finds that Chinese car shoppers are increasingly value minded—and open to alternatives to buying new cars.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

China’s e-commerce soft spot: Logistics

– Consumers are buying massive amounts online, but subpar operating discipline in distribution is keeping costs high.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Cross-border e-commerce is luring Chinese shoppers

– Rising demand for foreign products, new platforms, and a push by the government are propelling the trend.
Article

Five keys to connecting with China’s wired consumers

– China is the world’s largest and most dynamic e-commerce market. But being successful requires understanding and embracing its... unique digital landscape and consumers.
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The new dynamics of automotive supply

– The sector is popular with private investors. But before jumping in, buyers must understand the nuances that will drive growth... in the next five years.
Interview

Confronting big economic challenges

– Nobel Prize–winning economist Michael Spence discusses how increased structural flexibility could encourage stronger global... economic growth.
Commentary

Short-termism and the threat from climate change

– By not acting now, we’re allowing the future costs of the greenhouse-gas crisis to compound. Eventually, the consequences... will be irreversible.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey Quarterly 2014 Number 4: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, explores the expanding digital frontier and examines ongoing... gender-equality efforts in Australia, the United States, and the Persian Gulf states.
Commentary - McKinsey Global Institute

Enhancing growth prospects in China

– Ensuring China meets its full potential will help sustain rising global prosperity, according to Justin Yifu Lin, professor and... honorary dean of Peking University’s National School of Development.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

China’s rising Internet wave: Wired companies

– After a massive rise in Internet use by consumers, learn why adoption by Chinese internet companies is catching up with that of... the developed world.