On Balance by Robert Delaney
What Trump praising China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak says about US foreign policy
- The US president lauded China’s ‘efforts and transparency’ in tackling the coronavirus even as his secretary of state highlighted the threat China poses to the world
- In the run-up to the presidential election, Trump will avoid rocking the boat further with China
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.