Dow says chemistry is just right for growth

Against a backdrop of reports that some multinationals are pulling back their low-end manufacturing operations from China, Dow Chemical Chief Executive Andrew Liveris is resolute, saying: "That's not Dow."

Capacity cuts seen as opportunities for Rio

Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques said he was not concerned that China's continuing fight against overcapacity in its steel sector would hurt the business of the mining behemoth.

MAN revs up its presence in key market

The CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Lauber said that extremely heavy program of trips is because China is MAN's biggest and most important market.

High-tech empowers cause of globalization

Gregory Hayes, chairman and CEO of United Technologies, believes globalization will not only increase trade among countries-but will also create global supply chain networks.

Medical firm welcomes healthcare reforms

US health giant is ready to embrace opportunities created in China market, says Medtronic chief executive.

Sourcing top-notch talents for China Inc

Kevin Connelly, a seasoned corporate headhunter and managing partner and chief executive officer of US-based global headhunter Spencer Stuart, said he felt quite excited about fresh developments in his industry.

Riding opportunities in 'huge unmet needs'

Now China serves as one of its top three markets, besides the United States and Japan. Eli Lilly's CEO said the company is firmly committed to China and plans to further strengthen its presence in the country.

Riding the wave of consumption-led growth

Jebsen Group believes the Chinese government's initiatives in boosting the consumption-led and services-led economy, as well as the urbanization and growth of the middle class, are giving it real growth opportunities.

Get focus right to achieve a grand vision

Michael Kaschke has a relentless focus, vision and passion for his company. Which is understandable, given that he is president and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG, one of world's biggest optical and optoelectronic solutions suppliers.

Keeping pace with dazzling rate of change

With a history of 20 years in China, Weber Shandwick does not position itself as a traditional PR firm, distributing press releases and organizing media conferences.

UBS chief sees brighter prospects for 2017

Former head of German central bank sees 'upside potential' amid uncertainties.

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.