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.
For Clara Ferreira Marques's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Moscow's backyard is not what it was. A multi-polar world is emerging, but not the one Vladimir Putin has sought to promote.
Teachers climb the ranks regardless of student results, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that in both national tests and international lists, scores are grim.
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.
As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, its vocabulary of hurt national feelings and threat is turning up in the territory.
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 ...
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has strained a health system that's suffering from poor funding and incomplete post-Soviet reforms.
Beijing is after political influence, and its coronavirus aid will count for much.