Mark Godfrey

Reporting on economy, industries and trade in China with a particular focus on agriculture and fisheries.

During a decade in Beijing I’ve covered agriculture and rural economy for China Confidential, a Financial Times publication, while also serving as China correspondent for International News Services, a London-based news agency focused on global industries and trade. I have also reported on the fisheries pricing and policy for the US-based Seafood Source newswire.

Away from work, I am the Chairperson of the Ballyhaunis Community Council, the representative body of the Ballyhaunis community which runs projects for the benefit of the East Mayo town.

An academic specialism in Central Asia has taken me regularly to western China and into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

My work has appeared in
Financial Times Seafood Source The Economist CNN Travel RTE AccountancyAge Magill The Irish Times South China Morning Post Western People