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While the global and Chinese economies are tightly interlinked, CEOs need to keep a close eye on the risks of decoupling. Find out who is more at risk.


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The geopolitical situation in Asia Pacific is changing. 

Rising trade tensions and pandemic disruptions have posed big challenges to businesses in the region.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has intensified concerns about potential effects for stability in Asia.

But while this strong pressure in many countries to diversify supply chains and reduce economic ties with China, actual decoupling is more of a threat than a reality so far.

The global and Chinese economies are tightly interlinked so rebuilding supply chains is complicated and time consuming. 

Yet the decoupling risk is real, and it varies by sector, with bigger risks in the technology sector than the retail and consumer goods sector.

So CEOs need to keep a close eye on this as it affects their global footprint, their organisation structures and cost base. 

At Oliver Wyman, we help multinational clients across sectors such as financial services, retail, and manufacturing understand how to best position their international businesses in Asia Pacific over the coming 5-10 years. 

We work together to withstand risks and seize opportunities in an unpredictable world. 

Together, let’s accelerate these breakthroughs.