What Does China Think? is a thought-provoking assessment of the possible rise of China to superpower status and the ramifications thereof.
With succinct, astute observations, Leonard assesses China’s past and how it has led the country to its current status. His definitions of the “new right” and “new left” are provocative not only in terms of China but also in terms of possible parallels with the United States.
Mark Leonard’s book falls just short of being a perfect dissertation on the future of China by not fully addressing their overwhelming population issue and how that is to be handled in order to bring them into further power. However, Leonard does an excellent job of giving readers a pleasantly digestible introduction to the contemporary Chinese politic.