Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Why China should try to keep Donald Trump happy

  • The US national security adviser’s recent statements indicate that an anti-China stance will persist regardless of whether Trump is re-elected
  • Trump’s criticism of US protesters and his abandonment of some of his former allies suggests Beijing will find a kindred spirit in him

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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.