Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning Publications

2016

  1. China Center Quick Note: China, the WTO, and the "Market Economy Status" Debate

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    Has China become a market economy?

  2. China ResearchGraphic: Labor Strife in China -- Anticipating Stress Points, Preparing to Respond

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    As China's economic slowdown deepens and associated volatilities increase, labor unrest is on the rise. Data collected by China Labor Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based NGO, shows that the number of labor strikes has increased dramatically over the past three years.

  3. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business - CEO Implications

    April 2016 | Key Business Issues

    New sources of labor should be top of mind for CEOs as they contemplate protracted labor shortages. These shortages will hit most industries, pinching profits and prolonging the economic slowdown.

  4. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business

    April 2016 | Key Business Issues

    A prolonged labor shortage looms over many industries in the United States and across the globe, threatening hiring, retention, and profits, but few companies are prepared to deal with it.

  5. China Center Quick Take: China's New Charity Law -- What's the Impact on Corporate Giving Programs?

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    Last month, China’s first comprehensive charity law was passed by the National People’s Congress. Critics argue that the law aims to co-opt civil society to support the government’s interests, but if implemented well, the new law should yield an improved operating environment for MNCs working with local nonprofits on community engagement and other CSR programs.

  6. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Bad, Worse, or as Good as It Gets?

    February 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Global growth is now projected at 2.5 percent in 2016, only slightly below average for the past four years. And while slow growth is quite persistent, there is little reason to hunker down.

  7. China CEO Council Session Report - Masters vs. Markets

    January 2016 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the November 12, 2015, China CEO Council in Shanghai.

2015

  1. No More Tiers: Navigating the Future of Consumer Demand across China's Cities (CMO Strategic Implications)

    November 2015 | Key Business Issues

    This report will help inform decisions by CMOs on where to allocate marketing dollars and provide insights into where consumption is today and in the medium- and long-term future in China.

  2. No More Tiers: Navigating the Future of Consumer Demand across China's Cities (CEO Strategic Implications)

    November 2015 | Key Business Issues

    This report presents a new perspective on how Chinese consumer spending will grow and recommends strategies to identify and capture those opportunities.

  3. No More Tiers: Navigating the Future of Consumer Demand across China's Cities (Executive Summary)

    November 2015 | Key Business Issues

    One of the most significant questions for global business leaders over the next decade is how to capture Chinese consumption growth agaisnt a backdrop of deep structural challenges in China's economy.