Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post's US bureau chief. He joined the Post 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. He joined the Post 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 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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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 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’.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

Opinion | In the Huawei, Patrick Ho and Chinese spy cases, Trump sees only bargaining chips for his trade war

The US president has no regard for Washington’s cases against Huawei and other Chinese organisations. He would sooner use the cases as bargaining chips in a trade deal with Beijing, even if it could undermine Washington.

11 Dec 2018 - 4:07AM
In the Huawei, Patrick Ho and Chinese spy cases, Trump sees only bargaining chips for his trade war

The US president has no regard for Washington’s cases against Huawei and other Chinese organisations. He would sooner use the cases as bargaining chips in a trade deal with Beijing, even if it could undermine Washington.

China summons US envoy to protest ‘unreasonable’ arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, threatens to retaliate

China foreign ministry says US should withdraw the warrant which is an ‘unreasonable demand’ on Canada.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:48PM
China summons US envoy to protest ‘unreasonable’ arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, threatens to retaliate

China foreign ministry says US should withdraw the warrant which is an ‘unreasonable demand’ on Canada.

Arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou signals trouble for US tech companies doing business with China

US federal prosecutors will ‘want to know whether [suppliers] knew or had reason to know these violations occurred’, an analyst said.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:55PM
Arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou signals trouble for US tech companies doing business with China

US federal prosecutors will ‘want to know whether [suppliers] knew or had reason to know these violations occurred’, an analyst said.

China demands clarity from US and Canada over arrest of Huawei CFO ‘for violating US sanctions on Iran’

China grows impatient with Canada’s detention of Meng, reportedly for violating US trade sanctions against Iran, and says it will defend ‘legitimate rights and interests’ of its citizens.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:53PM
China demands clarity from US and Canada over arrest of Huawei CFO ‘for violating US sanctions on Iran’

China grows impatient with Canada’s detention of Meng, reportedly for violating US trade sanctions against Iran, and says it will defend ‘legitimate rights and interests’ of its citizens.

In ‘time of crisis’, China breaks with tradition with New York consul general Huang Ping – surprising even him

Huang says he was not expecting ‘they would send me back again’.

3 Dec 2018 - 6:39AM
In ‘time of crisis’, China breaks with tradition with New York consul general Huang Ping – surprising even him

Huang says he was not expecting ‘they would send me back again’.

Ahead of Trump-Xi summit, China seen as having more to lose from prolonged trade war

China has more to lose economically from a prolonged trade war than the United States, analysts say ahead of Trump-Xi summit.

29 Nov 2018 - 11:26PM
Ahead of Trump-Xi summit, China seen as having more to lose from prolonged trade war

China has more to lose economically from a prolonged trade war than the United States, analysts say ahead of Trump-Xi summit.

China’s ZTE may have cheated on US deal by installing Dell hardware for Venezuela, senators tell White House

Senators Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen told top members of Donald Trump’s cabinet that ZTE helped build a surveillance system for Venezuela’s government. But components of the system may have been provided by US tech firm Dell, in violation of commitments by ZTE to uphold American sanctions.

30 Nov 2018 - 3:23AM
China’s ZTE may have cheated on US deal by installing Dell hardware for Venezuela, senators tell White House

Senators Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen told top members of Donald Trump’s cabinet that ZTE helped build a surveillance system for Venezuela’s government. But components of the system may have been provided by US tech firm Dell, in violation of commitments by ZTE to uphold American sanctions.

Donald Trump sets sights on increased China tariffs and may tax more than US$500 billion in Chinese goods as trade war rages on

Trump told The Wall Street Journal that it was ‘highly unlikely’ he would accept Beijing’s request to hold off on increasing tariffs, and that he is considering placing tariffs on iPhones and similar goods.

27 Nov 2018 - 9:12AM
Donald Trump sets sights on increased China tariffs and may tax more than US$500 billion in Chinese goods as trade war rages on

Trump told The Wall Street Journal that it was ‘highly unlikely’ he would accept Beijing’s request to hold off on increasing tariffs, and that he is considering placing tariffs on iPhones and similar goods.

Opinion | In praise of the Donald Trump playbook, which will help the US score a victory over China, albeit temporarily

Donald Trump deserves some credit for his China policies, which may well see Chinese President Xi Jinping make concessions to the US in Buenos Aires this week. Not that it means the US will succeed in keeping China down, though.

27 Nov 2018 - 2:56PM
In praise of the Donald Trump playbook, which will help the US score a victory over China, albeit temporarily

Donald Trump deserves some credit for his China policies, which may well see Chinese President Xi Jinping make concessions to the US in Buenos Aires this week. Not that it means the US will succeed in keeping China down, though.

Chinese fine arts luminaries to hit the spotlight at China Institute’s Blue Cloud Gala in New York

Renowned Chinese artist Liu Dan and Peking University art museum founder Jillian Sackler are among the honorees at gala promoting US-China cultural ties.

24 Nov 2018 - 1:04AM
Chinese fine arts luminaries to hit the spotlight at China Institute’s Blue Cloud Gala in New York

Renowned Chinese artist Liu Dan and Peking University art museum founder Jillian Sackler are among the honorees at gala promoting US-China cultural ties.

‘Peking turkey’? At Thanksgiving in the United States, it’s on at least one Chinese menu

Chinese restaurants in New York and Washington decide whether to cater to American holiday traditions, or not.

23 Nov 2018 - 9:45AM
‘Peking turkey’? At Thanksgiving in the United States, it’s on at least one Chinese menu

Chinese restaurants in New York and Washington decide whether to cater to American holiday traditions, or not.

Jurors in Patrick Ho’s bribery trial will hear accounts of arms sales, US judge rules

A US federal judge finds against the defence on several motions in last hearing before trial begins in Manhattan on November 26.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
Jurors in Patrick Ho’s bribery trial will hear accounts of arms sales, US judge rules

A US federal judge finds against the defence on several motions in last hearing before trial begins in Manhattan on November 26.

Opinion | California can burn, but climate change is now a matter of opinion, not science

The environment was a neglected issue in the US midterm elections, even as wildfires devastate lives and property in California. Scientific findings no longer carry as much weight with the public as in the past.

13 Nov 2018 - 2:42AM
California can burn, but climate change is now a matter of opinion, not science

The environment was a neglected issue in the US midterm elections, even as wildfires devastate lives and property in California. Scientific findings no longer carry as much weight with the public as in the past.

North Korea hiding military bases that could launch nuclear missiles at the US, reports show

The hidden network is designed to maintain Pyongyang’s ability to launch missiles capable of reaching the continental US even after joint air strikes by South Korean and American forces.

13 Nov 2018 - 4:02PM
North Korea hiding military bases that could launch nuclear missiles at the US, reports show

The hidden network is designed to maintain Pyongyang’s ability to launch missiles capable of reaching the continental US even after joint air strikes by South Korean and American forces.

No big deal: Trump-Xi talks at G20 unlikely to produce breakthroughs, analysts say

Any negotiations, even if they resolve trade dispute, won’t address larger issues about technology transfers and espionage.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:18AM
No big deal: Trump-Xi talks at G20 unlikely to produce breakthroughs, analysts say

Any negotiations, even if they resolve trade dispute, won’t address larger issues about technology transfers and espionage.

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have ‘good conversation’ about trade war ahead of G20 meeting

The US president said in a tweet that he and Xi also talked about North Korea. They are expected to meet at the two-day G20 leaders’ summit on November 30.

2 Nov 2018 - 12:50PM
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have ‘good conversation’ about trade war ahead of G20 meeting

The US president said in a tweet that he and Xi also talked about North Korea. They are expected to meet at the two-day G20 leaders’ summit on November 30.

US secretary of state warns China to ‘behave like a normal nation on commerce’

Mike Pompeo cites aviation spy case and sanctions against chip maker as ‘part of a mosaic of our strategic effort to push back’ against Beijing.

1 Nov 2018 - 11:31PM
US secretary of state warns China to ‘behave like a normal nation on commerce’

Mike Pompeo cites aviation spy case and sanctions against chip maker as ‘part of a mosaic of our strategic effort to push back’ against Beijing.

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