by Rob Gifford
Experienced China reporter Rob Gifford takes the reader on an eye-opening road trip through today's China. The road he travels bisects the country from the busy port city of Shanghai to the border with Kazakhstan. As the author describes the sights and characters he meets along the road he also shares his thoughts about important issues and developments in China. From political tensions to the growing economic divide between cities and rural areas to pollution problems, Gifford is knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. The reader learns a lot about China from this entertaining book.