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Clare Baldwin
For Clare Baldwin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 20, 2023
Like strongman, like son? Cambodia's Hun Manet makes political debut
The political debut of Prime Minister Hun Sen's eldest son marks one of the final steps in a decadeslong grooming process that is expected to end with him succeeding his father.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 6, 2021
A father and son's ice age plot to slow Siberian thaw
Zimov wants to slow the thaw in one area of Yakutia by populating a nature reserve called the Pleistocene Park with large herbivores including bison, horses and camels.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 13, 2021
Scientists scramble to harvest ice cores vital to climate study as glaciers melt
The realization glaciers are disappearing faster than expected is prompting renewed urgency, causing those who specialize in harvesting ice cores to accelerate missions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 8, 2021
China's gene giant harvests data from millions of women
The U.S. has warned that the firm is amassing and analyzing data that could give China a path to economic and military advantage.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 17, 2020
'Hero' nurses struggle to leave Philippines amid pandemic
With infections surging in the Philippines, the government in April banned health care workers from leaving the country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 1, 2020
In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus
When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction cranes sitting idle.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2018
Arrested and killed: Inside the Bangladesh prime minister's war on drugs
Bangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws' house. At 3:15 a.m., he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad tracks north of Dhaka.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jun 29, 2017
Bad medicine: Philippine police use hospitals to hide drug war killings
The residents of Old Balara hid in their homes when gunfire erupted in their Manila district last September. They didn't see the police operation that killed seven drug suspects that night.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Apr 19, 2017
Senior Philippine police officials detail paid killings and staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war
The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings they blame on vigilantes, said two senior officers who are critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 26, 2017
Out of the shadows: Manila's meth dealers back on the streets as cops pull back
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs had until three weeks ago driven the trade in crystal methamphetamine underground, according to residents and drug users in some of the slum areas of the nation's capital city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 30, 2015
On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game
Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 26, 2015
How Sony sanitized films to please China's censors
In a 2013 script for the movie "Pixels," intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China's national treasures — the Great Wall.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 17, 2015
Disillusioned Hong Kong youths eye separatism
On a recent Sunday night in the working-class Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, a group of radical young activists swore through loudspeakers and gestured rudely as they denounced mainland Chinese as "prostitutes" and "barbarians."
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 11, 2014
'We'll be back,' Hong Kong protesters chant as main camp site dismantled
Hong Kong police arrested prodemocracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city, but many chanted: "We will be back."
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 2, 2014
Hong Kong warns protesters not to return after clashes close government HQ
Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists forced the temporary closure of government headquarters on Monday after clashing with police, defying orders to retreat after more than two months of sustained protests in the Chinese-controlled city.

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