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China’s digital transformation

July 2014—A McKinsey Global Institute report finds that new applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025.

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How to build a skyscraper in two weeks

May 2014—China’s Broad Group is revolutionizing commercial building. Chairman and CEO Zhang Yue explains why traditional construction practices are outdated and how the industry can change.more

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All you need to know about business in China

April 2014—Six big trends are shaping the country’s future, as investor Jeffrey Towson and McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explain in this excerpt from The One Hour China Book.more


What could happen in China in 2014?

January 2014—The year ahead could see companies focus on driving productivity, CIOs becoming a hot commodity, shopping malls going bankrupt, and European soccer clubs finally investing in Chinese ones. McKinsey director Gordon Orr makes his annual predictions.more

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How they fell: The collapse of Chinese cross-border listings

December 2013—As the China–US IPO pipeline restarts, recent history offers lessons for companies, investors, and regulators.more

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Forecasting China

July 2013—McKinsey’s Gordon Orr has been publishing predictions about China for nearly five years. Join him for a review of the good guesses, major misses, and lessons he’s learned from both.more


China’s next chapter: The rise of the Generation-2 consumer

June 2013—McKinsey partner Yougang Chen explains how rising middle-class wealth and a new generation of sophisticated young consumers are changing the rules for China’s consumer market and the companies that serve it.more

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Winning the battle for China’s new middle class

June 2013—A huge wave of increasingly affluent consumers will constitute China’s urban majority by 2020. To serve them, multinationals must adapt—or be left behind.more


China’s next chapter: The infrastructure and environmental challenge

June 2013—McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explores China’s huge infrastructure program and the country’s plans to build sustainable urban clusters for hundreds of millions of its people.more

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A new era for manufacturing in China

June 2013—Companies that continue to base their manufacturing strategies solely on China’s rock-bottom wages and stratospheric domestic growth rates are in for a rude awakening. New challenges will require new competitive priorities.more

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Due diligence in China: Art, science, and self-defense

July 2013—Widespread delisting of Chinese companies has investors rethinking due diligence and looking harder for subtle clues that something is amiss.more

Developing China's business leaders
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Developing China’s business leaders: A conversation with Yingyi Qian

July 2013—In an interview with McKinsey’s Dominic Barton, the dean of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management reflects on the characteristics of successful Chinese leaders and the skills they’ll need to thrive in the future.more

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