On Balance by Robert Delaney
Mike Pompeo and the rest of Trump’s political circus are holding America’s China diplomacy hostage
- Weeks before the inauguration of a new US president, we’d normally be focusing on the incoming administration’s priorities
- Instead, as Covid-19 continues its rampage and Pompeo issues numerous edicts against China, the deranged Trump show goes on
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.