Advancing the vision

China’s economic growth over the past 30 years has been extraordinary, helping more than one-half billion people transcend poverty and turning China into a highly urbanized industry titan. To understand the challenges and opportunities before China, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,150 Chinese executives, who revealed a renewed vision for the Chinese economy. Following up on our 2016 study, “China’s challenge: Maintaining economic leadership in an uncertain world,” this analysis looks specifically at China’s major regions in the form of city tiers. Each major tier faces unique challenges while charting a path forward to sustained economic growth and prosperity.

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