Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post's US bureau chief, which he joined after nearly 20 years in journalism. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg.
Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney is the Post's US bureau chief, which he joined after nearly 20 years in journalism. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg.

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China says Peter Navarro’s fictional source shows that US makes ‘policies based on lies’

Beijing connects a White House adviser’s fake expert in his 2011 book to a Mike Pompeo comment about the CIA’s lying and cheating.

23 Oct 2019 - 3:02AM

Beijing connects a White House adviser’s fake expert in his 2011 book to a Mike Pompeo comment about the CIA’s lying and cheating.

China says Peter Navarro’s fictional source shows that US makes ‘policies based on lies’
Hong Kong protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims

Protests are being encouraged from abroad to destabilise the city and are ‘violence, pure and simple’, foreign minister Wang Yi says after 20th successive weekend of unrest.

22 Oct 2019 - 1:53PM

Protests are being encouraged from abroad to destabilise the city and are ‘violence, pure and simple’, foreign minister Wang Yi says after 20th successive weekend of unrest.

Hong Kong protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan touts market resilience on US tour and says capital outflows insignificant, amid protest turmoil at home

Speaking exclusively to the SCMP in Washington on a range of issues facing the city, Paul Chan says most indicators – including the stock market and bank liquidity – have held firm, and downplays overall fund outflows.

21 Oct 2019 - 9:59AM

Speaking exclusively to the SCMP in Washington on a range of issues facing the city, Paul Chan says most indicators – including the stock market and bank liquidity – have held firm, and downplays overall fund outflows.

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan touts market resilience on US tour and says capital outflows insignificant, amid protest turmoil at home
‘Fiction’ warning slapped on anti-China book by Trump adviser Peter Navarro, as ‘Death by China’ source revealed to be author’s pseudonym

Publisher issues alert after fake quote controversy engulfs president’s ‘China muse’.

19 Oct 2019 - 2:43AM

Publisher issues alert after fake quote controversy engulfs president’s ‘China muse’.

‘Fiction’ warning slapped on anti-China book by Trump adviser Peter Navarro, as ‘Death by China’ source revealed to be author’s pseudonym
Top US Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren backs Hong Kong pro-democracy bill

With Warren and two other US senators aboard, the number of cosponsors of the controversial legislation is now at 28, more than a quarter of the chamber. Passed by the House, the bill may go to a Senate vote as soon as next week.

18 Oct 2019 - 5:45AM

With Warren and two other US senators aboard, the number of cosponsors of the controversial legislation is now at 28, more than a quarter of the chamber. Passed by the House, the bill may go to a Senate vote as soon as next week.

Top US Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren backs Hong Kong pro-democracy bill
Chinese diplomats must notify Washington of meetings with state or local officials, US announces in effort to change Beijing’s own diplomatic restrictions

Notification, but not permission, is now required and also applies to meetings with US educational or research institutions.

17 Oct 2019 - 9:21AM

Notification, but not permission, is now required and also applies to meetings with US educational or research institutions.

Chinese diplomats must notify Washington of meetings with state or local officials, US announces in effort to change Beijing’s own diplomatic restrictions
US Senate support for Hong Kong pro-democracy bill rises ahead of vote, which follows House of Representatives passing measure

The number of cosponsors of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act has risen to 25 per cent of the US Senate. Support is growing as the House of Representatives passes a similar bill.

17 Oct 2019 - 5:44AM

The number of cosponsors of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act has risen to 25 per cent of the US Senate. Support is growing as the House of Representatives passes a similar bill.

US Senate support for Hong Kong pro-democracy bill rises ahead of vote, which follows House of Representatives passing measure
On Balance | China hands its best friend Donald Trump a win on trade. But Beijing needs to tread carefully – this ‘love fest’ may not last

A week before the trade truce a deal seemed out of reach and the NBA exposed the depth of the countries’ differences. But Trump needed a deal amid his impeachment inquiry, and his affinity for Xi is something a successor may not share.

15 Oct 2019 - 3:29AM

A week before the trade truce a deal seemed out of reach and the NBA exposed the depth of the countries’ differences. But Trump needed a deal amid his impeachment inquiry, and his affinity for Xi is something a successor may not share.

China hands its best friend Donald Trump a win on trade. But Beijing needs to tread carefully – this ‘love fest’ may not last
US-China trade talks to resume next week, eyeing to clinch ‘phase one’ deal during November forum

US’ Treasury secretary and trade representative will speak with Chinese VP Liu He next week, followed by further talks ahead of next month’s planned Trump-Xi meeting.

15 Oct 2019 - 5:54AM

US’ Treasury secretary and trade representative will speak with Chinese VP Liu He next week, followed by further talks ahead of next month’s planned Trump-Xi meeting.

US-China trade talks to resume next week, eyeing to clinch ‘phase one’ deal during November forum
Clock ticks for China and US to hammer out details of partial trade deal

Negotiators have a few weeks to build on the talks in Washington and lay out how the agreement will be implemented.

12 Oct 2019 - 11:35PM

Negotiators have a few weeks to build on the talks in Washington and lay out how the agreement will be implemented.

Clock ticks for China and US to hammer out details of partial trade deal
Donald Trump says ‘substantial phase-one deal’ reached in China trade talks, new tariffs delayed

US president touts ‘substantial phase-one deal’ that will delay new tariffs after talks with China’s vice-premier Liu He. The high-level negotiations were aimed at ending a trade war that is threatening global economic growth.

12 Oct 2019 - 7:16AM

US president touts ‘substantial phase-one deal’ that will delay new tariffs after talks with China’s vice-premier Liu He. The high-level negotiations were aimed at ending a trade war that is threatening global economic growth.

Donald Trump says ‘substantial phase-one deal’ reached in China trade talks, new tariffs delayed
Donald Trump says first day of China trade talks went ‘very well’, plans to host Vice-Premier Liu He at White House on Friday

‘We had a very, very good negotiation,’ US president says as world’s two largest economies look for a way out of their 15-month trade war.

11 Oct 2019 - 11:22AM

‘We had a very, very good negotiation,’ US president says as world’s two largest economies look for a way out of their 15-month trade war.

Donald Trump says first day of China trade talks went ‘very well’, plans to host Vice-Premier Liu He at White House on Friday
How NBA crisis crystallises US-China culture clash better than the trade war

Wrath felt by US basketball over Houston Rockets employee’s tweet brings home to Americans the realities of issues such as censorship and the Communist Party’s demands on private companies.

10 Oct 2019 - 10:21PM

Wrath felt by US basketball over Houston Rockets employee’s tweet brings home to Americans the realities of issues such as censorship and the Communist Party’s demands on private companies.

How NBA crisis crystallises US-China culture clash better than the trade war
US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over ‘brutal suppression’ of Uygurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, citing ‘internment camps’

Sanctions target those ‘believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uygurs, Kazakhs or other members of Muslim minority groups’.

9 Oct 2019 - 9:21AM

Sanctions target those ‘believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uygurs, Kazakhs or other members of Muslim minority groups’.

US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over ‘brutal suppression’ of Uygurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, citing ‘internment camps’
US Senator Rick Scott demands meeting with NBA boss over Houston Rockets China furore following pro-Hong Kong protest tweet by GM Daryl Morey

As a backlash grows over the league’s statement on Rockets GM’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests, Florida Republican Scott seeks a sit-down with commissioner Adam Silver over the league’s ‘involvement in Communist China’.

8 Oct 2019 - 11:21PM

As a backlash grows over the league’s statement on Rockets GM’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests, Florida Republican Scott seeks a sit-down with commissioner Adam Silver over the league’s ‘involvement in Communist China’.

US Senator Rick Scott demands meeting with NBA boss over Houston Rockets China furore following pro-Hong Kong protest tweet by GM Daryl Morey
China lashes out at US and Britain over support for Hong Kong’s ‘black mobs’

While Trump remains silent on the city’s unrest, Raab and Biden condemn police use of force.

3 Oct 2019 - 5:45AM

While Trump remains silent on the city’s unrest, Raab and Biden condemn police use of force.

China lashes out at US and Britain over support for Hong Kong’s ‘black mobs’
Trump’s National Day praise of China shows rift with Republicans who decry Hong Kong protester shooting

While the US president tweets congratulations to Xi Jinping, Republican lawmakers issue anti-Beijing comments and a State Department official calls Trump’s message ‘absolutely disgusting’.

2 Oct 2019 - 2:02PM

While the US president tweets congratulations to Xi Jinping, Republican lawmakers issue anti-Beijing comments and a State Department official calls Trump’s message ‘absolutely disgusting’.

Trump’s National Day praise of China shows rift with Republicans who decry Hong Kong protester shooting
On Balance | How China can help Donald Trump keep his job and end the trade war

Facing impeachment over a phone call to Ukraine, and with his Russian and Saudi links likely to come under the scanner, Trump needs all the friends he can get. China could be that friend, if it brings trade deals he can sell to both Wall Street and policy hawks.

1 Oct 2019 - 6:18AM

Facing impeachment over a phone call to Ukraine, and with his Russian and Saudi links likely to come under the scanner, Trump needs all the friends he can get. China could be that friend, if it brings trade deals he can sell to both Wall Street and policy hawks.

How China can help Donald Trump keep his job and end the trade war
US’ revised Hong Kong democracy bill targets Chinese state media over ‘harassment’ of protesters

Legislation would compel the US State Department to weigh ‘deliberate targeting of democracy activists’ in granting visas to Chinese state media’s journalists.

28 Sep 2019 - 11:43PM

Legislation would compel the US State Department to weigh ‘deliberate targeting of democracy activists’ in granting visas to Chinese state media’s journalists.

US’ revised Hong Kong democracy bill targets Chinese state media over ‘harassment’ of protesters
US bill on Hong Kong democracy, which has angered China, gets approval in House and Senate committees

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which cleared House and Senate committees, mandates sanctions against Chinese officials deemed responsible for ‘undermining basic freedoms in Hong Kong’.

26 Sep 2019 - 11:25AM

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which cleared House and Senate committees, mandates sanctions against Chinese officials deemed responsible for ‘undermining basic freedoms in Hong Kong’.

US bill on Hong Kong democracy, which has angered China, gets approval in House and Senate committees
Donald Trump says trade deal with China could happen ‘sooner than you think’

US president’s comments come a day after he delivered a stinging attack on China’s trade practices at the UN General Assembly. High-level talks are expected to resume in about two weeks as the trade war stretches into its 15th month.

26 Sep 2019 - 8:26AM

US president’s comments come a day after he delivered a stinging attack on China’s trade practices at the UN General Assembly. High-level talks are expected to resume in about two weeks as the trade war stretches into its 15th month.

Donald Trump says trade deal with China could happen ‘sooner than you think’
Philippines’ Teodoro Locsin says Beijing’s South China Sea code is like ‘a manual for feeding a dragon in your living room’

Locsin described the code of conduct sought by Beijing to address South China Sea dispute as ‘a manual for … the care and feeding of a dragon in your living room’.

25 Sep 2019 - 10:56PM

Locsin described the code of conduct sought by Beijing to address South China Sea dispute as ‘a manual for … the care and feeding of a dragon in your living room’.

Philippines’ Teodoro Locsin says Beijing’s South China Sea code is like ‘a manual for feeding a dragon in your living room’
Chinese trade officials cancel planned trip to two US farming states

Vice-Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Jun and others on the trade team were supposed to visit Montana and Nebraska.

21 Sep 2019 - 10:37PM

Vice-Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Jun and others on the trade team were supposed to visit Montana and Nebraska.

Chinese trade officials cancel planned trip to two US farming states
US House speaker Nancy Pelosi backs congressional legislation on Hong Kong

Pelosi, the leader of the House of Representatives, says she will bring the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act to a vote ‘as soon as possible’ as Republicans make a rare show of bipartisan support.

19 Sep 2019 - 1:38PM

Pelosi, the leader of the House of Representatives, says she will bring the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act to a vote ‘as soon as possible’ as Republicans make a rare show of bipartisan support.

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi backs congressional legislation on Hong Kong
On Balance | China has no better friend than Donald Trump in today’s America, and Beijing knows it

Beijing’s latest trade-war move to walk back some of its punitive tariffs probably stems from a realisation that if Trump loses to the Democrats in the 2020 election, China can expect an even more hostile White House.

17 Sep 2019 - 1:59AM

Beijing’s latest trade-war move to walk back some of its punitive tariffs probably stems from a realisation that if Trump loses to the Democrats in the 2020 election, China can expect an even more hostile White House.

China has no better friend than Donald Trump in today’s America, and Beijing knows it
Showdown with Beijing looms as more US lawmakers back Hong Kong democracy bill

Support grows in Congress for a Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act as anti-government protests rack the city amid police crackdowns. But analysts worry the proposed law would be largely symbolic and enrage Beijing, further damaging already strained US-China ties.

15 Sep 2019 - 12:06AM

Support grows in Congress for a Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act as anti-government protests rack the city amid police crackdowns. But analysts worry the proposed law would be largely symbolic and enrage Beijing, further damaging already strained US-China ties.

Showdown with Beijing looms as more US lawmakers back Hong Kong democracy bill
Donald Trump delays US tariff rate increase to avoid escalating trade tension on China’s National Day

The US will delay a planned increase in tariffs on Chinese goods at the request of Vice-Premier Liu He to avoid escalating trade tensions on China’s National Day.

12 Sep 2019 - 2:29PM

The US will delay a planned increase in tariffs on Chinese goods at the request of Vice-Premier Liu He to avoid escalating trade tensions on China’s National Day.

Donald Trump delays US tariff rate increase to avoid escalating trade tension on China’s National Day
Prominent US senators back Hong Kong human rights and democracy act in wake of protest at city US consulate

Susan Collins, a Republican representing Maine, and Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York state Democrat, were among the four senators who co-sponsored the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.

16 Oct 2019 - 5:40AM

Susan Collins, a Republican representing Maine, and Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York state Democrat, were among the four senators who co-sponsored the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.

Prominent US senators back Hong Kong human rights and democracy act in wake of protest at city US consulate
On Balance | Is Donald Trump being brave or crazy in China trade war? US president should pick a stance and stick to it

Donald Trump berates American companies doing business with China, and in the next breath showers ‘great leader’ Xi Jinping with praise. Instead of a Jekyll and Hyde act on China trade, the US president should just go all out, in any one direction.

3 Sep 2019 - 3:13AM

Donald Trump berates American companies doing business with China, and in the next breath showers ‘great leader’ Xi Jinping with praise. Instead of a Jekyll and Hyde act on China trade, the US president should just go all out, in any one direction.

Is Donald Trump being brave or crazy in China trade war? US president should pick a stance and stick to it
US business group urges Donald Trump to delay new China tariffs coming ‘at the worst possible time’

Americans for Free Trade, comprising 150 industry associations, wants US president to delay levying 15 per cent duties on US$300 billion of Chinese goods. The tariffs moved closer as the US government scheduled an official filing confirming the move.

29 Aug 2019 - 6:16AM

Americans for Free Trade, comprising 150 industry associations, wants US president to delay levying 15 per cent duties on US$300 billion of Chinese goods. The tariffs moved closer as the US government scheduled an official filing confirming the move.

US business group urges Donald Trump to delay new China tariffs coming ‘at the worst possible time’