Churning out milk from grass to the glass

Dutch dairy giant is good at product safety and quality control, says its chief executive.

New direction to ride out perfect storm

Lloyd's sees gross written premiums on China platform more than doubling in 2016.

Going fast on digital highway

Speed will separate winners from losers in the internet age, says Honeywell's CEO-in-waiting.

Striking a chord in new headphone market

China will be his company's biggest market very soon and there is a huge opportunity to improve the quality of its communications and business, said CEO of Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co KG.

A true story of how to achieve more with less

"Doing more with less", in China's context, is to maximize the application of the "Connected Enterprise", so as to deliver the future today, Rockwell Automation's chief said.

Tempting big spenders with their own language

Italian menswear designer Ermenegildo Zegna has taken Chinese customers to heart with salespeople speaking their own language at its new and largest store in London's Bond Street.

A decade of hot sales and still going strong

The mechanical engineer by training and president and chief executive of Harley-Davidson has a passion for engines, power, and range which goes beyond mere words to describe.

A global business thriving on people's love for art

Jussi Pylkkanen thinks himself more of an aficionado and part of the cultural landscape - that connects museums, foundations and art dealers from the four corners of the earth - than the president of Christie's, one of the two biggest international auction houses.

Taking the pulse of a growing market

Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of French healthcare giant Sanofi has a very tight schedule during his trip in China. In the early morning, he had breakfast meeting with young talent in China, the largest market for Sanofi's emerging market.

Singing a positive tune while moving along

German companies usually conjure up a serious, no-nonsense image when it comes to management styles. But Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express, often belts out a song with spirit at work.

Flying to Paris, with a cup of jasmine tea

Air France-KLM says its passengers will be impressed by the many new Chinese cultural features it is now offering on its services between China and Europe-including Chinese interpreters and a lavish Chinese menu.

Introduction

There has been a lot of talk in recent years on whether China can keep its economic momentum going, whether the country can successfully shift its focus to innovation and high-tech industries and what the future holds for the country.

Here we have invited some of the world's leading CEOs to help understand the developments happening in this fast-changing nation, reveal the opportunities this country has to offer and gaze into the crystal ball in free and frank discussions.