US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaking Monday at a Centre for Strategic and International Studies event on the rule of law, described China as a foreign adversary whose forced internment of Uygurs reflected a government that used law as ‘a mechanism for rulers to maintain control and quash dissent’. Photo: AP

US Justice Department official calls China a ‘foreign adversary’ that lacks commitment to rule of law

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein criticises Beijing, particularly over Uygur detentions
  • His remarks reflect Trump administration positions that cast China as a threat on multiple fronts
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaking Monday at a Centre for Strategic and International Studies event on the rule of law, described China as a foreign adversary whose forced internment of Uygurs reflected a government that used law as ‘a mechanism for rulers to maintain control and quash dissent’. Photo: AP
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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.