Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.
After the recent U.S. downing of a Chinese spy balloon over American airspace, a new diplomatic tug-of-war is playing out between Washington and Beijing. This time over the possibility of China providing lethal support to Russia for its war in Ukraine.