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
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.