Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Jasper Becker is a British journalist who has written for the Guardian, The Spectator and The South China Morning Post. He has written about China and Asia for more than 30 years. He is the author, most recently, of Made in China: Wuhan, Covid and the Quest for Biotech Supremacy. His previous books include Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine, and City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China. What follows in a lightly edited Q&A with the author. Jasper Becker.Illustration by Lauren Crow Q: In your book, Made in China: Wuhan, Covid and the Quest for Biotech Supremacy, you went beyond Wuhan and Covid to explore biowarfare, SARS, and the World Health Organization. Can you tell me a little about the origins of this book? A: It started off with a Cambridge University think tank, which brought together a number of people who had been looking at the history of disease and disease control in China. They asked the question, “Why did this happen in WuhanSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.