Take a peek into the opaque world of China’s officialdom with best-selling author Wang Xiaofang. Even though new “house aunties”, “house sisters” or “watch brothers” crop up at least once a week, the inner workings and doings of Chinese officialdom are about as clear as Beijing’s “pristine” sky on a sunny winter day. Wang Xiaofang, once a bureaucratic hotshot himself, not only had the opportunity to see it from the inside, he also decided to share his experiences with the world. And it is so much more than just the corruption (yawn, yawn…)! There is factional infighting, political horse-trading, mean accusations and the equally cynical a** kissing.