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McKinsey Greater China
14 minutes | Apr 1, 2015
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.
19 minutes | Mar 5, 2015
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.
18 minutes | Feb 15, 2015
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.
26 minutes | Jan 9, 2015
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. In this podcast, Nick Leung talks with Joe Ngai and Jared Shu about what these trends mean for banks competing in China today. Joe is a Senior Partner who leads the Financial Institutions Practice in Greater China. Jared is a Partner who advises banks across the region. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice. This concludes our three-part holiday series of McKinsey on China. Check iTunes for parts one and two, in which we discussed our predictions for China in 2015, and how the incidence of obesity is on the rise. To download the report discussed in this podcast, visit mckinseychina.com. And please subscribe, rate and review our podcast on iTunes. Image credit: leniners / Flickr
19 minutes | Dec 29, 2014
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 the second in our three-part holiday series of McKinsey on China. Check out part one, in which we discussed our predictions for China in 2015. And be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes so you can get the next episode in the series when it comes out. To download the report discussed in this podcast, visit the McKinsey Global Institute site. And finally, a thank you to all of our listeners. This concludes our third year of the McKinsey on China podcast. We hope you’ve enjoyed the program, and we also hope you’ll stick with us in the new year. Image credit: gswj / Flickr
26 minutes | Dec 19, 2014
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? In this episode, he discusses his forecasts with Nick Leung and Yougang Chen. Gordon is a Senior Partner in Shanghai. Yougang is a Partner who leads the McKinsey Global Institute in China. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice. This is the first of a three-part holiday series of McKinsey on China. In the next episode, we’ll be discussing how the global obesity epidemic is impacting China, and the health implications of that. In episode three, we talk about our new survey on banking. Subscribe on iTunes now so you won’t miss any of these.
18 minutes | Nov 7, 2014
How Can China Close Its Food Gap?
With 1.3 billion people to feed, agriculture is a critical sector of the Chinese economy. And as people consume both a greater quantity and variety of food, ensuring that supply keeps pace with demand is a perpetual challenge. In this podcast Nick Leung discusses this topic with Gordon Orr and Sheng Hong. Gordon is a Senior Partner in Shanghai. Sheng is a Partner who leads McKinsey’s work in China’s agriculture sector. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.
21 minutes | Aug 25, 2014
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. In this podcast, Nick Leung discusses this topic with Jonathan Woetzel and Yougang Chen. They’re authors of a new report from The McKinsey Global Institute. Jonathan is a director in Shanghai who leads MGI in Asia. Yougang is a Partner who leads MGI in China. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China practice.
22 minutes | Jun 25, 2014
Will market forces revolutionize Chinese healthcare?
Private healthcare is a hot topic in China these days.
18 minutes | May 18, 2014
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.
22 minutes | Mar 26, 2014
Can you understand China in one hour?
China is big. It’s complex. But can you understand it in just one hour? That’s what Jeff Towson and Jonathan Woetzel argue in “The One Hour China Book” in which they describe the six megatrends shaping China today in just six short stories. In this podcast, Nick Leung chats with the authors about why they wrote the book, and how the megatrends they describe are reshaping business and society in China. Jeff is managing partner of Towson Capital, a private equity firm. Jonathan is a Director in McKinsey’s Shanghai office. They both teach at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.
19 minutes | Feb 6, 2014
Is China on the cusp of a digital banking revolution?
Digital technologies are promising to shake up China’s stodgy banking sector.
21 minutes | Jan 22, 2014
Why should Chinese companies list overseas?
The delisting of several Chinese firms from foreign exchanges in recent years has some wondering why Chinese companies should list overseas.
20 minutes | Dec 30, 2013
Does China’s trust industry pose a systemic risk to the financial system?
There’s a growing concern that China's trust industry could pose a risk to the stability of China’s financial system.
20 minutes | Dec 8, 2013
Will China’s countryside become as important as its cities?
Now that the one-child policy has been relaxed, how will China feed its people?
17 minutes | Dec 8, 2013
Can Shenzhen serve as a model for the rest of China?
Is there something to be learned from the Shenzhen experience in other parts of China?
20 minutes | Dec 8, 2013
How fundamental is China’s next wave of reform?
China is gearing up for a major event: the third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist party. Expectations are running high that the meeting will initiate a new wave of reform. This is the first opportunity for President Xi Jinping to articulate his economic vision for the country after a year as the leader of the Communist party.
19 minutes | Sep 18, 2013
How sick is China’s pharmaceutical market?
What does the recent government crack-down portend for China's pharma market?
17 minutes | Aug 14, 2013
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. But if current projections hold, China is likely to come up short. According to new McKinsey research, China faces a large and widening gap in the supply of university and vocational graduates. In this podcast, Nick Leung discusses this report with Jin Yu, Haimeng Zhang, and Li-Kai Chen. Jin and Haimeng are Partners who lead McKinsey’s Beijing and Shanghai offices. Li-Kai is a Partner in Kuala Lumpur. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China practice.
17 minutes | Jul 10, 2013
Is there a Chinese model of innovation?
Chinese companies do innovate. They just do it differently. China may not be known yet as a hotbed of innovation, but the signs are hard to ignore. A growing number of firms are creating new products and developing entirely new businesses that are changing the paradigm of Chinese innovation. In this podcast, Nick Leung discusses emerging models of innovation in China with Erik Roth, Kevin Wang, and Gordon Orr. They’re Partners in McKinsey’s Shanghai office. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.
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