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About Jasper Becker

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

Articles by Jasper Becker

This week's editor


Our guest editor, Valsamis Mitsilegas, director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London, introduces this week’s theme: Privacy and Surveillance in 2016.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

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.

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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