Books based on first-hand experiences are usually highly readable. This book is one of them and I enjoyed reading it a lot. But one would wish its depth to go deeper and hit the basic issues, yet this book is short in that. Well still a good read. To explore deeper issues about China's rise and its relations to the world, here is a more insightful one: China's Global Reach by a high-profile Chinese commentator/professional on the ground George Zhibin Gu, which is also based on first-hand experiences, but much deeper and more comprehensive.