Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

US curbs on China’s Confucius Institutes are welcome, but they’re not the real target

  • The Trump administration should drop the far-fetched narrative that Beijing is foisting Communist Party propaganda on unsuspecting Americans learning Mandarin, and focus on the real threats China’s authoritarian government poses

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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.