On Balance by Robert Delaney
For Ted Cruz, Hong Kong democracy protesters have only ever been a stage prop
- The Trump ally’s blocking of a bill that would give refuge to Hong Kong dissidents underlines the self-serving nature of the Republican leadership under Trump: they have no qualms about selling out America’s allies and values to get their way
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.