Jonathan Holslag

For Jonathan Holslag's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Apr 24, 2010

The limits of China's global charm offensive

BRUSSELS — To many people in the West, China seems to have gone from a country that “keeps a cool head and maintains a low profile,” in Deng Xiaoping’s formulation, to one that loves a good international bust-up. Putting an Australian mining executive behind ...

Apr 26, 2009

Why China will continue to back Pyongyang

BRUSSELS — In another move to raise the stakes, the dictator of Pyongyang has just decided to restart his nuclear program. And who is going to stop him, now that his long-range rocket can hit parts of the American West Coast? At least in ...