Funding for this research was provided by:
Economic and Social Research Council (ES/N00759X/1)
Medical Research Council (MR/S014934/1)
UK Aid support to the Future Health Consortium
Received: 18 November 2019
Accepted: 16 April 2020
First Online: 1 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The interviews took place as part of an evaluation of a project jointly implemented by the Governments of China and the UK. Itad, the company contracted to undertake the evaluation, reviewed any ethical implications of the planned interviews as part of its inception report, following its standard procedure.We explained the purpose of the evaluation to all informants and obtained permission to interview them on the understanding that we would not attribute any statements to specific individuals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.