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 McKinsey on China

Getting Products to Chinese Consumers Productively

China has one of the world’s largest and most complex distribution networks for moving consumer goods. What should companies do to ensure that their products are delivered efficiently and profitably? In this podcast, Nick Leung talks to Daniel Zipser and Felix Poh about a new survey that takes a closer look at this topic. Daniel is a Partner who leads McKinsey’s Marketing & Sales Practice in China. Felix is a Partner with our Consumer Practice in China. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.

Can China Reignite Economic Growth?

China has been the biggest economic growth story of the past two decades. But as growth cools, the government and the business sector are taking a harder look at what it will take for China to sustain the levels of job creation and income growth it needs to make the transition to a consumption-led economy. In this podcast, Nick Leung talks to Jonathan Woetzel, Gordon Orr and Yougang Chen about a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute that takes a close look at economic growth and productivity, both globally as well as in China. Jonathan is a Senior Partner who leads MGI in Asia. Gordon is a Senior Partner in Shanghai. Yougang is a Partner who leads MGI in China. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.
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The Rise Of China’s iConsumers

In a recent survey we conducted of online consumers in China, we found a number of surprising trends that are shaking up the retail industry. In this podcast, Nick Leung talks with Alan Lau and Jayson Chi about the rise of China’s iConsumers, and what this means for business.

The Four Trends Shaping China’s Retail Banking Landscape

Chinese banking customers are gradually shifting their business away from the so-called “Big Four” state-owned banks. They’re also becoming more receptive to online banking. These are two of the four trends identified in a new survey of over 3,500 Chinese banking customers across China.

Obesity: How big will China get?

As Chinese consumers get wealthier and consume more, their diets and lifestyles change. While still not at the levels seen in mature markets, obesity is on the rise in China. What should China do to address this issue early on? In this podcast, Nick Leung discusses this topic with Jonathan Woetzel and Franck LeDeu. Jonathan is a Senior Partner in Shanghai who leads the McKinsey Global Institute in Asia. Franck is a Partner who leads McKinsey’s Healthcare Practice in China. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China practice.

This is what might happen in China in 2015

It’s that time of year again: time for Gordon Orr’s annual predictions for China’s economy in the new year! The economy is slowing, consumption is cooling, and jobs are getting harder to find. What does Gordon have to say about all this?

How Can China Close Its Food Gap?

As people consume both a greater quantity and variety of food, ensuring that supply keeps pace with demand is a perpetual challenge.

Will the Chinese internet change the world?

Chinese consumers love the internet. In the past decade, they’ve driven the explosive growth of e-commerce and social media. Chinese businesses, on the other hand, have yet to plug into the full power of the internet. If and when they do, however, they could unleash a whole new wave of productivity, innovation and growth in the Chinese economy. And the impact of these changes could be felt worldwide.

Will market forces revolutionize Chinese healthcare?

Private healthcare is a hot topic in China these days. Investors are announcing deals and raising new funds targeted at the sector, while new hospitals are sprouting up around the country. How will market forces transform China’s state-dominated healthcare sector?

Will Chinese ecommerce conquer the world?

Until now, Chinese ecommerce has been a largely domestic affair. But with Alibaba’s much anticipated IPO, will we see China’s ecommerce players play a more active global role? In this podcast, Nick Leung addresses this question with Alan Lau and Jayson Chi. Alan is a senior partner who leads McKinsey’s High Tech, Media and Telecoms Practice in China. Jayson is a Partner who advises ecommerce companies. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.