How has Richard Mcgregor been able to penetrate the inner workings of China’s deeply secretive communist party? He was almost self-deprecating in our telephone interview, saying he didn’t really think he had and someone would do so in his wake. This book however, is testament to the former financial times China bureau chief’s incredible network of insiders in China and his talent for bringing to life – with forensic detail- the workings of an all- encompassing, onmipresent political party that has taken root in all aspects of life in China.

How has the party been able to sustain itself and meet the changing aspirations of it’s members? How have it’s methods of meeting challenges evolved? What would you need to know about China’s communist party to do business in China? Pick up this illuminating and beautifully written all-access guide to the CCP to find out.