Sebastien Blanc

For Sebastien Blanc's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Chopsticks Brothers' 'Little Apple' has China singing in unison

Oct 20, 2014

Chopsticks Brothers' 'Little Apple' has China singing in unison

Has China found its own “Gangnam Style”? From Beijing parks to Shanghai skyscrapers and in Guangzhou factories to karaoke rooms in Macau, people are singing “Little Apple” — a song apparently so catchy it has even won over the army and police. Calling themselves ...

| Aug 9, 2013

Chinese maritime ambitions swelling

China’s communist rulers are making waves in the Pacific as they extend their naval strength and reach while Japan and the Philippines bolster their own fleets, increasing the risk of a maritime conflict, analysts say. Five warships completed China’s first circumnavigation of Japan last ...