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China’s next chapter

The next chapter in China’s economic evolution, from the emergence of the middle class to greater product innovation and a more sophisticated manufacturing sector. Also, the investment environment and the talent the country needs to forge ahead.

Executive briefing

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Ten forces forging China’s future

– In this executive briefing, read highlights and takeaways from the 2013 McKinsey Quarterly special edition on China.

Looking forward

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China’s great rebalancing: Promise and peril

– Some encouraging signs indicate that China’s new leadership is serious about moving from an investment to a consumption model.
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Winners and losers in China’s next decade

– The move from investment to consumption will drive some industries forward, while hampering others.
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China’s environmental future: The power of the people

– Well-informed and highly engaged activists are pushing China’s government to do more.
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China’s commitment to a green agenda

– Environmental quality in China has become inseparable from economic growth. The nation’s government will have to act.
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Forecasting China

– 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.

Serving the new middle class

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Mapping China's middle class

– Generational change and the rising prosperity of inland cities will power consumption for years to come.
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Winning the battle for China’s new middle class

– 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.

China's e-tail revolution

– By 2020, China’s e-tail market could be as large as today’s markets in the US, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France combined, write Richard Cooper and Richard Dobbs in Project Syndicate.

Manufacturing moves up the value chain

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A new era for manufacturing in China

– 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.
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Seizing China’s energy-efficiency opportunity: A case study

– Improving energy efficiency in industrial environments starts with changing minds—not machinery. The progress made by one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises holds lessons for industrial players of all stripes.

Technology and innovation

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Thriving in a ‘PC-plus’ world: An interview with Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing

– The Chinese computer maker—now among the world’s largest—expects mobile devices to supplement PCs, not replace them.
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China’s innovation engine picks up speed

– Meaningful advances are emerging in fields ranging from genomics to mobile apps—and what’s happening beneath the surface may be even more significant.

Cultivating China’s human capital

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

– 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.
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Capability building in China

– Skill building must be rewards-based, rooted in real work, and tailored to local conditions.
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Twin-track training

– A member of the board of Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific explains how the German braking-systems company has developed a global–local approach to capability building in China.

The evolving investment environment

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Private-equity lessons from the front line

– The opportunities are still plentiful if investors apply a different skill set. Four leading private-equity players discuss the outlook.
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Due diligence in China: Art, science, and self-defense

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

Research, trends, and emerging thinking

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Chinese infrastructure: The big picture

– China leads the world in infrastructure investment. Explore today’s impressive reality, and see what the future holds, in this by-the-numbers summary.
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Long-haul China

– This photo-essay offers a passenger-seat view of China’s long-haul trucking industry.
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Getting to know China’s premium-car market

– Consumers in the fastest-growing market for luxury autos are seeking more than status.
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Taking the pulse of China’s ad spending

– A big shift in Chinese advertising spending is under way.
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The ‘social’ side of Chinese health care

– Most Chinese physicians participate actively in social media, and many hospitals have picked up on the trend—but drug manufacturers are just beginning to do so.
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A new direction in Chinese banking

– Shifting from primarily servicing larger enterprises to individuals and small business presents Chinese banks with a major challenge.
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China’s rising stature in global finance

– The country’s financial markets are deepening, foreign investment keeps pouring in, and capital is flowing outward. What would it take for China to assume a new role as world financier?