Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Robert Delaney

US outrage over national security law for Hong Kong puts Donald Trump and China trade talks in an awkward spot

  • New national security law could create economic and political risks for US multinational firms with operations in Hong Kong
  • Trump faces a tough choice between securing a trade deal with China and heeding lawmakers’ calls to defend democratic freedoms

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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.