The only book that explains all three elements of China's success:
1. Talent at the Top means that China's brightest, most idealistic people are are admitted to politics–a policy unchanged in 2200 years.
2. Data in the Middle means that every policy is implemented, tracked, and optimized based on terabytes of data. The PRC is the world's largest consumer of public surveys.
3. Democracy at the Bottom means that ordinary, honest amateurs assemble twice a year to check the stats and sign off on new legislation. Policies need a minimum of 66% popular support to become law. That's why 95% of Chinese say the country is on the right track.