Ian Williams’ debut novel, set in contemporary China, starts with the assassination of an anti-corrup­tion official at a concert in Beijing. Picture: Alamy

Book review: Beijing Smog - biting satire of corruption and repression in modern China

Ian Williams has reported on China for more than 20 years and his debut novel has a lot of fun exploring the cynicism of the country’s Kafkaesque system

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Ian Williams’ debut novel, set in contemporary China, starts with the assassination of an anti-corrup­tion official at a concert in Beijing. Picture: Alamy
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