Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

As Xinjiang makes international news, China’s counterattacks against the US miss the mark

  • Beijing is right that US history is far from blameless and Washington is overzealous in labelling China a ‘threat’
  • That doesn’t change the fact that its Xinjiang policies are indefensible and will only make it more vulnerable to terrorist attacks

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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

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.