Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

How Team Trump’s flaws are undermining efforts to call out China’s misconduct

  • The behaviour of Donald Trump’s administration has called into question America’s commitment to defend a democratic world order
  • Trump promotes law, order and rising stock prices. Why should it surprise him that Chinese citizens are content with a government delivering economic security?

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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.