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Tom Clifford

Tom Clifford is an Irish journalist, currently based in Beijing. During his three-decade career, he has covered the fall of Marcos, the invasion and liberation of Kuwait, South Africa before Mandela became president, the Hong Kong handover, spent time, as a non-embedded journalist, in Iraq and freelanced in South America. He has worked in newspapers in Britain, the Middle East, South Africa, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Tokyo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Prague and Beijing.

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Chinese President out-Trumps the Donald

11.25.20
  • A U.S. Election China can’t Lose

    10.22.20
  • Saddam’s Invasion of Kuwait Leaves Surprising Legacy

    07.29.20
  • China sees U.S. Diminish Before its Eyes

    06.02.20
  • The ‘Two Sessions’ are Taking Place in Beijing Against the Backdrop of COVID-19

    05.19.20
  • Virus May Damage China’s Grand Strategy

    03.18.20
  • Flu is Bigger Concern but Wuhan Virus Grabs Headlines

    01.27.20
  • New Year for China but Debt will Cloud Celebrations

    01.20.20
  • Iran is China’s Gas Station for New Trade Route

    01.08.20
  • Johnson Borders on the Insane in Northern Ireland

    12.18.19
  • China’s History Gives it a Different Viewpoint

    09.13.19
  • It’s not Hong Kong or U.S. Sanctions that Really Matter to Beijing…it’s Growing Debt Levels.

    08.22.19
  • China Plays its Trump Card in Trade

    07.04.19
  • Hong Kong Matters to Beijing, but Not that Much

    06.19.19
  • Rare Earths May Change Landscape for U.S.-China Ties

    06.01.19
  • Shadows Lurk as Rising Son becomes Emperor

    04.25.19
  • China Faces Economic Headwinds from Shrinking Population

    03.27.19
  • Bloody Sunday and the Frontline of History

    03.16.19
  • Hanoi Summit Failure Gives Beijing Some Reasons to be Optimistic

    03.02.19