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Unique stories and insights into life and culture in today’s China

● China is today one of the of the world’s most important countries – this is an insider’s view of the lives and ambitions of its people

● Real-life personal stories and profiles of a range of people that opens your eyes to the real China

● Engagingly written by an author who has worked and travelled extensively in China


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Jon Geldart is Executive Director of Market Development at Grant Thornton, one of the world’s leading accountancy groups. He has spent the past five years working in China.

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