China 3.0 (ECFR policy report Book 66) is a collection of white papers by Chinese intellectuals as compiled by the European Council on Foreign Relations and edited by Mark Leonard. The diverse authors come from the CCP, the PLA, and scholastic positions and are obviously writing for both an internal and foreign audience.
Reading this set of papers is fascinating because of what the authors are saying but also because a look at the Chinese point of view. The language, physical, and political distances between America and China are large and plainly visible. I was struck by the platitudes that these Chinese authors repeated (e.g. anti-imperialism) compared to what Americans repeat (e.g. liberty).
Read this book half for what the authors are saying and half for a view of the mindset behind their arguments.