On Balance by Robert Delaney
US criticism of China rings hollow when America itself has betrayed its own ideals
- The Chinese state may have turned its back on political liberalisation, but the US, too, has subverted its own proud traditions. The debate on whose culture is superior is one Trump’s America can’t win
Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.