Tom Clifford is an Irish journalist currently in Beijing with the China Daily where he is a Senior Editor. Tom also has experience in South America. In 2009, he reported from Bolivia and Argentina. Tom has worked as a journalist/editor for newspapers in Ireland, Qatar, South Africa, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Tokyo, Dubai and Prague. He has written for The Irish Times, The National (UAE), Gulf News (also UAE), The New Zealand Herald, The Independent, The Scotsman, the SCMP, Irish Independent, The Prague Post, Counterpunch and many other publications. Much of his work can be viewed in the archives of the SCMP, Gulf News or The National (Abu Dhabi). He has covered conflict zones in South Africa, Iraq, Georgia among others.