Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

What a White House reporter’s demotion tells us about Mike Pompeo and the Trump years

  • The demotion of a Voice of America journalist after she tried to ask a question of the secretary of state invites an unflattering comparison with the Chinese government’s treatment of citizens who ‘pick quarrels and provoke trouble’

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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.