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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United States under Donald Trump is veering away from China’s belt and road

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum. In the last of our four-part series, Nectar Gan and Robert Delaney look at the shift in the United States’ stance on China’s mega initiative.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum. In the last of our four-part series, Nectar Gan and Robert Delaney look at the shift in the United States’ stance on China’s mega initiative.

United States under Donald Trump is veering away from China’s belt and road
JD.com describes lawsuit as ‘meritless’ after student in Minnesota accuses Richard Liu of rape

The civil suit puts Chinese billionaire Liu back in the spotlight four months after prosecutors announced that criminal charges would not be filed in the case.

18 Apr 2019 - 1:49AM

The civil suit puts Chinese billionaire Liu back in the spotlight four months after prosecutors announced that criminal charges would not be filed in the case.

JD.com describes lawsuit as ‘meritless’ after student in Minnesota accuses Richard Liu of rape
On Balance | The self-defeating logic in Steve Bannon’s rallying cry against China-friendly corporate America

Although US foreign policy hawks do have valid concerns about China’s creation of a non-rules-based world order and US businesses’ problematic embrace of China, blaming or even persecuting US companies is not the answer.

16 Apr 2019 - 8:15PM

Although US foreign policy hawks do have valid concerns about China’s creation of a non-rules-based world order and US businesses’ problematic embrace of China, blaming or even persecuting US companies is not the answer.

The self-defeating logic in Steve Bannon’s rallying cry against China-friendly corporate America
Encouraging signs for US-China business ties in cloud computing access talks

Hopeful mood at China Institute panel discussion as trade war talks near conclusion.

12 Apr 2019 - 9:54PM

Hopeful mood at China Institute panel discussion as trade war talks near conclusion.

Encouraging signs for US-China business ties in cloud computing access talks
Steve Bannon accuses US firms of selling out amid ‘enslavement of the Chinese people’

Business and cultural ties with China have helped Communist Party dismantle world built on free citizenry, former White House chief strategist says, calling stopping China’s advance ‘the defining event of our time’.

11 Apr 2019 - 10:56PM

Business and cultural ties with China have helped Communist Party dismantle world built on free citizenry, former White House chief strategist says, calling stopping China’s advance ‘the defining event of our time’.

Steve Bannon accuses US firms of selling out amid ‘enslavement of the Chinese people’
MIT cuts funding ties with Huawei and ZTE citing US investigations

No new engagements or renewals of existing ones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology says, explaining that partnerships with certain countries need extra scrutiny.

4 Apr 2019 - 6:36PM

No new engagements or renewals of existing ones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology says, explaining that partnerships with certain countries need extra scrutiny.

MIT cuts funding ties with Huawei and ZTE citing US investigations
On Balance | If friends of Huawei want to hit the US where it hurts, they should tackle the legitimacy of US sanctions

Beijing’s supporters won’t have a strong case against Washington if they focus on legal rights of individuals. They need to ask different questions, like: what gives the US the right to ban foreign companies from doing business with Iran?

2 Apr 2019 - 2:44AM

Beijing’s supporters won’t have a strong case against Washington if they focus on legal rights of individuals. They need to ask different questions, like: what gives the US the right to ban foreign companies from doing business with Iran?

If friends of Huawei want to hit the US where it hurts, they should tackle the legitimacy of US sanctions
China’s island-building and ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ are part of same defence strategy, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Infrastructure deals and building in South China Sea are both about national security, he says, drawing a closer link between the two and adding that Asia is waking up to the threat of agreeing to projects on Beijing’s terms.

29 Mar 2019 - 9:57PM

Infrastructure deals and building in South China Sea are both about national security, he says, drawing a closer link between the two and adding that Asia is waking up to the threat of agreeing to projects on Beijing’s terms.

China’s island-building and ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ are part of same defence strategy, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Shutting the gates of academia: American universities cut ties to Huawei and Confucius Institute

The University of Minnesota ends programmes with both after US government efforts to restrict the relationships, in a political climate of growing concern and suspicion about China encouraged by the Trump administration.

19 Mar 2019 - 9:29PM

The University of Minnesota ends programmes with both after US government efforts to restrict the relationships, in a political climate of growing concern and suspicion about China encouraged by the Trump administration.

Shutting the gates of academia: American universities cut ties to Huawei and Confucius Institute
On Balance | A Donald Trump who’s sceptical of tech and Boeing is a friend of China

The US president’s remarks on the Boeing crash underline his prejudice against innovation and Silicon Valley. Trump would like supporters to believe that he can bring back the 20th century and take back manufacturing jobs from China.

19 Mar 2019 - 3:03AM

The US president’s remarks on the Boeing crash underline his prejudice against innovation and Silicon Valley. Trump would like supporters to believe that he can bring back the 20th century and take back manufacturing jobs from China.

A Donald Trump who’s sceptical of tech and Boeing is a friend of China
Cindy Yang, alleged brothel spa founder pictured with Donald Trump, is dismissed by Asian-American Republican group

The National Committee of Asian American Republicans says it dismissed Yang after reports she was connected to a chain of spas that allegedly provide sexual services.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:50PM

The National Committee of Asian American Republicans says it dismissed Yang after reports she was connected to a chain of spas that allegedly provide sexual services.

Cindy Yang, alleged brothel spa founder pictured with Donald Trump, is dismissed by Asian-American Republican group
Opinion | Stumbles over Meng Wanzhou’s arrest won’t help the US case against Huawei

The US and Canada, where the mother of four is now expected to be detained for an extended period as she fights extradition to the US, have a PR headache on their hands.

5 Mar 2019 - 4:41AM

The US and Canada, where the mother of four is now expected to be detained for an extended period as she fights extradition to the US, have a PR headache on their hands.

Stumbles over Meng Wanzhou’s arrest won’t help the US case against Huawei
Bright spots seen in Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting despite lack of formal accord

What has been viewed as a failure in Hanoi could actually provide a stronger foundation for future talks, according to an expert on US-Korea policy.

2 Mar 2019 - 7:03AM

What has been viewed as a failure in Hanoi could actually provide a stronger foundation for future talks, according to an expert on US-Korea policy.

Bright spots seen in Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting despite lack of formal accord
US-China trade war was supposed to save American industry, but it is forcing companies to look overseas

Bumble Bee Seafoods, Cap America and Char-Broil among those considering their options, with manufacturers potentially needing to cut jobs to deal with tariffs.

5 Mar 2019 - 5:02PM

Bumble Bee Seafoods, Cap America and Char-Broil among those considering their options, with manufacturers potentially needing to cut jobs to deal with tariffs.

US-China trade war was supposed to save American industry, but it is forcing companies to look overseas
US Justice Department official calls China a ‘foreign adversary’ that lacks commitment to rule of law

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein criticises Beijing, particularly over Uygur detentions, in remarks reflecting Trump administration’s view that China is a threat on multiple fronts.

26 Feb 2019 - 10:53AM

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein criticises Beijing, particularly over Uygur detentions, in remarks reflecting Trump administration’s view that China is a threat on multiple fronts.

US Justice Department official calls China a ‘foreign adversary’ that lacks commitment to rule of law
Donald Trump to delay extra tariffs on Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump cites ‘substantial progress’ in announcement that he will delay tariff hike.

25 Feb 2019 - 11:01PM

US President Donald Trump cites ‘substantial progress’ in announcement that he will delay tariff hike.

Donald Trump to delay extra tariffs on Chinese imports
US negotiators ‘don’t know’ if North Korea intends to remove nuclear weapons, contradicting Donald Trump

Officials briefing reporters ahead of the US president’s second summit with Kim Jong-un said they saw ‘a possibility that North Korea can make the choice to fully denuclearise’.

22 Feb 2019 - 8:47AM

Officials briefing reporters ahead of the US president’s second summit with Kim Jong-un said they saw ‘a possibility that North Korea can make the choice to fully denuclearise’.

US negotiators ‘don’t know’ if North Korea intends to remove nuclear weapons, contradicting Donald Trump
China watchers in US debate ‘strategic competitor’ label Donald Trump has pinned on Beijing

At a Council on Foreign Relations event in New York, experts disagree about whether the US president’s assessment of China is overblown.

21 Feb 2019 - 2:40PM

At a Council on Foreign Relations event in New York, experts disagree about whether the US president’s assessment of China is overblown.

China watchers in US debate ‘strategic competitor’ label Donald Trump has pinned on Beijing
Opinion | China shouldn’t celebrate if Donald Trump loses his border wall battle – his successor may be even harder on Beijing

If Trump loses a prolonged fight over his border wall, expect him to be succeeded by another China hawk who lacks the current president’s affinity for Xi Jinping and who can mend ties with disaffected US allies.

19 Feb 2019 - 2:28AM

If Trump loses a prolonged fight over his border wall, expect him to be succeeded by another China hawk who lacks the current president’s affinity for Xi Jinping and who can mend ties with disaffected US allies.

China shouldn’t celebrate if Donald Trump loses his border wall battle – his successor may be even harder on Beijing
US Senator Marco Rubio proposes legislation to counter ‘Made in China 2025’ while top China hands warn White House to ‘course correct’ Beijing relationship

Republican Marco Rubio aims to use China’s industrial policy as a blueprint for fighting ‘a threat to US industry’, while a former state department official and former USTR urge a new course on China.

13 Feb 2019 - 2:40PM

Republican Marco Rubio aims to use China’s industrial policy as a blueprint for fighting ‘a threat to US industry’, while a former state department official and former USTR urge a new course on China.

US Senator Marco Rubio proposes legislation to counter ‘Made in China 2025’ while top China hands warn White House to ‘course correct’ Beijing relationship
University of California Berkeley bans new research projects with Huawei after US indicts Chinese telecoms giant

The directive halting new funding or gifts by Huawei took effect on January 30, two days after the US filed criminal charges against the telecoms equipment maker.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:30PM

The directive halting new funding or gifts by Huawei took effect on January 30, two days after the US filed criminal charges against the telecoms equipment maker.

University of California Berkeley bans new research projects with Huawei after US indicts Chinese telecoms giant
Opinion | What an American mother’s changing fears about China say about Sino-US relations

The days of American travellers worrying about the lack of creature comforts in China are long gone. In the current political climate, between the trade war and China’s detention of Canadians, paranoia reigns.

22 Jan 2019 - 11:03AM

The days of American travellers worrying about the lack of creature comforts in China are long gone. In the current political climate, between the trade war and China’s detention of Canadians, paranoia reigns.

What an American mother’s changing fears about China say about Sino-US relations
China’s US ambassador Cui Tiankai condemns ‘cold warriors’ – but tells Chinese firms to learn from Americans

China’s ambassador to Washington warns US audience against ‘self-proclaimed strategists, who are new cold warriors’, and suggests Chinese firms’ best response is ‘confidence in openness’.

10 Jan 2019 - 7:12AM

China’s ambassador to Washington warns US audience against ‘self-proclaimed strategists, who are new cold warriors’, and suggests Chinese firms’ best response is ‘confidence in openness’.

China’s US ambassador Cui Tiankai condemns ‘cold warriors’ – but tells Chinese firms to learn from Americans
Opinion | After 40 years, the US and China are still trapped in their own political bubbles

China’s state-controlled media environment has never been conducive to Western values, despite hopes that trade would change China. Meanwhile, in the US political bubble, few understand why Chinese accept one-party rule.

8 Jan 2019 - 3:54AM

China’s state-controlled media environment has never been conducive to Western values, despite hopes that trade would change China. Meanwhile, in the US political bubble, few understand why Chinese accept one-party rule.

After 40 years, the US and China are still trapped in their own political bubbles
US issues China travel warning about ‘arbitrary’ law enforcement, amid tensions over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

The updated travel advisory follows the detention over the past month of two Canadians in China, which accused them of harming China’s security. Dual citizens and Americans of Chinese heritage were warned that they faced higher risks.

4 Jan 2019 - 7:01AM

The updated travel advisory follows the detention over the past month of two Canadians in China, which accused them of harming China’s security. Dual citizens and Americans of Chinese heritage were warned that they faced higher risks.

US issues China travel warning about ‘arbitrary’ law enforcement, amid tensions over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
Chinese billionaire and JD.com CEO Richard Liu will not face sexual assault charges, say Minnesota prosecutors

Liu expresses ‘deep regret and remorse’ after prosecutors say ‘evidentiary problems’ made it highly unlikely that any charge could have been proven beyond reasonable doubt.

22 Dec 2018 - 11:12PM

Liu expresses ‘deep regret and remorse’ after prosecutors say ‘evidentiary problems’ made it highly unlikely that any charge could have been proven beyond reasonable doubt.

Chinese billionaire and JD.com CEO Richard Liu will not face sexual assault charges, say Minnesota prosecutors
Chinese tech under the microscope: US agencies step up reviews of research activity on American campuses

Huawei and other Chinese firms are the focus of growing US concerns about possible technology transfers in academic settings, with the FBI, Department of Education and National Institutes of Health coordinating efforts in look at Chinese-financed programmes.

21 Dec 2018 - 10:48PM

Huawei and other Chinese firms are the focus of growing US concerns about possible technology transfers in academic settings, with the FBI, Department of Education and National Institutes of Health coordinating efforts in look at Chinese-financed programmes.

Chinese tech under the microscope: US agencies step up reviews of research activity on American campuses
US congressional panel assails China for ‘severe religious freedom violations’ for detaining Christians and closing churches

Statement by bipartisan commission follows Beijing’s closure of three Protestant churches.

20 Dec 2018 - 8:32PM

Statement by bipartisan commission follows Beijing’s closure of three Protestant churches.

US congressional panel assails China for ‘severe religious freedom violations’ for detaining Christians and closing churches
Video shows ‘shocking racist assault on Asian-American in New York subway by white woman Anna Lushchinskaya’

Anna Lushchinskaya, a 40-year-old white woman, has been charged with felony assault, police say. She is seen screaming racial epithets at the unidentified victim before attacking her with an umbrella and key chain.

15 Dec 2018 - 10:36PM

Anna Lushchinskaya, a 40-year-old white woman, has been charged with felony assault, police say. She is seen screaming racial epithets at the unidentified victim before attacking her with an umbrella and key chain.

Video shows ‘shocking racist assault on Asian-American in New York subway by white woman Anna Lushchinskaya’
Beijing’s detention of Michael Kovrig has precedent as an act of reprisal, warns former Canadian ambassador to China David Mulroney

David Mulroney, Canada’s ambassador in Beijing from 2009 to 2012, sees parallels with a 2014 arrest of Kevin and Julia Garratt, imprisoned after Ottawa detained Su Bin on a US request.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:28PM

David Mulroney, Canada’s ambassador in Beijing from 2009 to 2012, sees parallels with a 2014 arrest of Kevin and Julia Garratt, imprisoned after Ottawa detained Su Bin on a US request.

Beijing’s detention of Michael Kovrig has precedent as an act of reprisal, warns former Canadian ambassador to China David Mulroney