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Clara Ferreira Marques
For Clara Ferreira Marques's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 18, 2020
In Africa’s debt fog, China loses too
As the African continent's biggest lender, the bigger prize for China has always been political.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 9, 2020
Hold the schadenfreude for America
Even before ballots were cast, media in China and Russia were talking up the chaos. One Russian deputy compared the U.S. to Kyrgyzstan, where a disputed vote last month ended in turmoil.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 22, 2020
Give China a cheer for making polluters pay
China needs to be pressed to aim high when it comes to carbon trading and pricing. Others will be encouraged to follow. For now, it just needs to get started.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 19, 2020
Russia’s post-Soviet hegemony is fading
Moscow's backyard is not what it was. A multi-polar world is emerging, but not the one Vladimir Putin has sought to promote.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 25, 2020
Thailand’s leaders missing their teachable moment as education system falters
Teachers climb the ranks regardless of student results, so it's perhaps unsurprising that in both national tests and international lists, scores are grim.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 20, 2020
Hong Kong offers a glimpse of one Belarus future
From the start, the crowds in Minsk learned from Hong Kong's broad-based, leaderless campaign. They, too, were making demands of a system ill-equipped to compromise.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 9, 2020
Brave new words hint at a less democratic future
As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, its vocabulary of hurt national feelings and threat is turning up in the territory.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2020
Trump’s China sanctions fail Russian history test
The U.S. is deploying its economic weaponry as never before, using unilateral sanctions to punish China for the erosion of Hong Kong's autonomy and its treatment of Uighur minorities in the country's northwest. Western experience with Russia suggests Washington's efforts to force a change of behavior...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 20, 2020
How Putin's Russia bungled the pandemic
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has strained a health system that's suffering from poor funding and incomplete post-Soviet reforms.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 29, 2020
China in Africa is more than a land grab
Beijing is after political influence, and its coronavirus aid will count for much.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 3, 2020
Wuhan isn't China's Chernobyl
Comparisons between Beijing's handling of the coronavirus and the Soviet response to the world's worst nuclear disaster are tempting, but misguided.

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