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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

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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

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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

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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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China’s e-tail revolution

March 2013—The rapid path from retailing to e-tailing is encouraging consumption and reshaping the industry. more

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China’s social-media boom

May 2012—The country has by far the world’s most active social-media users, a new study finds.more

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Winning strategies for China’s financial-services sector

November 2012—As China’s strong financial-services market matures, the companies in it must develop new business and operating models to compete for a more diverse and demanding customer base.more

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Health care in China: Entering ‘uncharted waters’

November 2012—Multinationals are flocking to take advantage of the opportunities, but long-term success is by no means assured.more

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Global cities of the future: An interactive map

June 2012—Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation.more

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