Age of ambiton,Evan Osnos

chinaisbn: 9781847922786 is about China. I think it was an economist pick and is the sort of thing that the bbc seems not to cover.

From the beginnings of free markets (technically a screw up from Xiaogang) and retention of power this is a look at china from china with an interesting trip to europe from a chinese perspective.

It is an interesting book contrasting the rich party members with the blue ants with interesting real state censorship messages inset.  At times it is funny as the most innocent of saying is subverted take 0.6.4 meant that node.js even got censored not for what it does but for the number 0.6.4.

5/5 bananas- Well worth the read and not something the bbc would be interested in.