Part 1 The global retail industry: New trends in the global retail industry; The characteristics of successful retailer models; Case study: the Internationalization of Wal-Mart. Part 2 The revolution of Chinese retailing: The history of Chinese retailing; The opening-up of Chinese retailing; The real face of Chinese retailing; Chinese consumer revolution. Part 3 Competing Chinese retailing: Entering the world’s largest emerging market; The success and failure of global retailers in China; Chinese retailers’ behaviour; Competition between foreign and Chinese retailers in China. Part 4 WTO and Chinese retailing: WTO: a great opportunity to fail or succeed? Conclusions.