Tom Clifford

Tom Clifford, now in China, worked in Qatar with Gulf Times from 1989-1992 and covered the Gulf War for Irish and Canadian newspapers as well as for other media organizations.

Hello, China? This is the Pentagon Calling…

Post-US Afghanistan: Can China Navigate a Way Through the Tombstones?

Is the Party Over in China?

The PCR at 100: Where Does China Go From Here?

No Matter What’s Happening in China, the West is Likely to be Surprised by It

How John le Carré Became Irish

Tension in the Taiwan Strait: the US Carrier on China’s Front Door

China’s Big New Market…in China

When Biden’s “New” America Confronts the New China

China Stabilizes as the West Dithers

Who Lost China This Time?

The Gulf War, 30 Years and Counting

Jack Charlton, Soccer and Ireland’s Working Class

A Fatal Skirmish on the Line of Actual Control

With USA in Retreat, China Reassesses Its Options

China’s Two Sessions During Coronavirus

Beijing in the Time of COVID-19

Corona and Flu in Beijing: a Report From the Chinese Capital

Dispatch From China: Flu is Bigger Concern But Wuhan Virus Grabs Headlines

What’s at Stake in Iran for China

Boris, Brexit and the Irish Border

How China Sees the World

What China’s Leadership is Really Worried About: Rising Debt

Northern Ireland and Brexit: Where History and Fantasy Collide

China and the Swine Flu Outbreak

China Winning’s Hand: Huawei, Trade and North Korea

Hong Kong is Far From China’s Biggest Problem

China’s Rare Earth Trade Card

From the Gulf of Tonkin to the Persian Gulf

Targeting China: It’s About Politics Not Trade

Change of Thrones in Japan

Aging China

Bloody Sunday and the Charging of Soldier F

The “Failed” Hanoi Summit? Not From Beijing’s Point of View

Britain’s Return to the South China Sea

China: An Ancient Country, Getting Older

The Chinese Economy at 70: Slowing Down Amid a Protracted Trade War

Trade for Hostages? Trump’s New Approach to China

The Arms Race in the Pacific: China and Japan Boost Their Naval Power

Rapprochement at APEC: Japan and China Trade Insults for Trade

Mexico ’70 Sets the Goal for World Cup 

Xi, Modi and the Thucydides Trap

Xi Unbound

China: From the Treasure Fleet to One Belt, One Road

Japan’s Imperial Eclipse

Congress Blue: Even the Weather is Political in China Now

North Korea and China: Report From Beijing

China Rising or Leveling Off?

Hong Kong: the Chinese Meant Business

The Return of “Mein Kampf” … in Japan