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  • Extraordinary

    Sunday Times
  • Masterful ... entertaining and insightful

  • Superb ... an essential, riveting guide to how the rising power really works

    Jonathan Fenby
  • If you read only one book about China this year, it should be this one. And if you do not read this book, you probably do not understand China today

    Arthur Kroeber, China Economic Quarterly
  • A compelling exploration of the world's largest and most successful political machine

    New Statesman
  • A book that is as informative as it is entertaining ... China has been transformed. The system that takes the credit is brilliantly described by McGregor

    Chris Patten, Financial Times
  • McGregor is one of the best foreign journalists who have reported from China. The Party draws on two decades of superb reporting ... A fine contribution for those who want to know about the rising power they will face in the decades ahead

    Ezra Vogel, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
  • Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor's illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China's political machinery ... invaluable for anyone trying to make sense of China's future plans and choices

    James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic
  • Fascinating and ambitious ... Richard McGregor lays bare the secretive machinery of the party

    Gady Epstein, Forbes
  • McGregor has done the world a service with his fascinating new book

    Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

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