Tom Phillips is the Guardian‘s Beijing correspondent. In over a decade as a foreign correspondent he has reported from more than 15 countries, including Brazil, where he was based from 2005-12. Phillips has covered numerous major international stories, including Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protests, typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. He arrived in China in 2012 on the eve of Xi Jinping’s rise to power. Phillips has also made a number of documentaries, including Dancing with the Devil, a film about one of Rio’s most wanted drug lords.
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