About Jasper Becker

Jasper Becker is a journalist and writer. His books include China's Hungry Ghosts (John Murray, 1996).

Articles by Jasper Becker

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China: imperfect memory, global impunity

The Chinese elite's repression and falsification of national history fuels its ability to support violations of human rights around the world, says Jasper Becker.

The process of engagement with China by leading western countries was supposed to encourage progress on human rights by the world's emerging superpower. The George W Bush administration in particular is trying to persuade Beijing to become a responsible "stakeholder" in the world community.

A gulag with nukes: inside North Korea

Behind its rhetoric of anti-imperialist defiance the Pyongyang elite starves and enslaves its people. Jasper Becker talks to North Korean escapees who offer chilling testimony of Kim Jong Il’s world of luxury and fear.
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