Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Donald Trump is picking the wrong fights in his re-election campaign

  • As the economic devastation caused by the pandemic deepens, Americans are more concerned for their survival than the stock market gains Trump touts
  • Trump’s tactic of demonising China is also misguided: while most Americans see China as autocratic, they are in no mood for the economic costs of a US-China decoupling

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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.