Serving China’s new middle class


Mapping China’s middle class

Generational change and the rising prosperity of inland cities will power consumption for years to come. more


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. more

China’s e-tail revolution

The rapid growth of e-tailing is encouraging consumption and reshaping the industry. more

China’s manufacturing challenge


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. more


Seizing China’s energy efficiency challenge

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. more


Can China remain the factory of the world?

A new middle class. An urban transformation. An e-tailing revolution. This slideshow details the key trends that will define a new China.more

China’s technology and innovation opportunity


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. more


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

The Chinese computer maker—now among the world’s largest—expects mobile devices to supplement PCs, not replace them. more


A strategic role for China’s CIOs

CIOs have a key part to play as Chinese enterprises start looking to IT for business growth and global competitiveness. more


How e-tailing is changing China

E-tailing is having a broader impact on China’s economy by stimulating consumption. more

China’s human capital quest


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.more


Capability building in China

Skill building must be rewards-based, rooted in real work, and tailored to local conditions. more


Twin-track training

Knorr-Bremse’s Henrik Thiele explains how the German braking-systems company has developed a global-local approach to capability building in China. more


Managing the Chinese way

Despite decades of experience in China, many organizations still struggle to identify and select executives who are likely to be effective in China. An executive with 20 years of experience in China says that to succeed there, leaders must learn to think differently and devote particular attention to people. more


The $250 billion question: Can China close the skills gap?

China’s companies are failing to find the high-skilled workers they need, while individuals find themselves ill-prepared for the jobs that are available. more


Can China close the talent gap?

As China evolves from being the workshop of the world to an economy driven by higher value-added products and services, it will need more high-skilled workers. more

China’s financial coming-of-age


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? more


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. more


Private-equity lessons from the front line

The opportunities are still plentiful if investors apply a different skill set. more


A new direction in Chinese banking

Shifting from primarily servicing larger enterprises to individuals and small business presents Chinese banks with a major challenge. more

China’s urbanization imperative


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.more


Chinas commitment to a green agenda

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

Looking forward


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. more

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