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Past articles by Robert:

US outrage over national security law for Hong Kong puts Donald Trump and China trade talks in an awkward spot

Donald Trump faces heavy bipartisan pressure to stand up for democratic freedoms in Hong Kong. Doing so could not only imperil phase-one trade talks with China but put multinational firms operating in Hong Kong at greater economic and political risk. → Read More

Donald Trump says he is ‘not interested’ in China trade deal renegotiation

The US president argues Chinese negotiators would only want any changes to benefit their side‘Let’s see if they live up to the deal that they signed,’ Trump adds → Read More

Donald Trump says he is ‘not interested’ in China trade deal renegotiation

The US president argues Chinese negotiators would only want any changes to benefit their side‘Let’s see if they live up to the deal that they signed,’ Trump adds → Read More

How the Wuhan experience could help coronavirus battle in US and Europe

Protocols developed at the pandemic’s first hotspot could guide health care workers in the US and Europe as they struggle with the same issues. → Read More

Covid-19: Bill Gates makes more coronavirus predictions, good and bad news

Ten of about 100 vaccines under development ‘are very promising’, he says. But an effective vaccine is not likely until late next year. → Read More

World Health Organisation declares coronavirus pandemic as cases soar worldwide

Infections outside China have risen 13-fold, according to the WHO. Officials cautioned countries to step up containment efforts to prevent Covid-19 from overburdening health care workers. → Read More

Coronavirus: US death rate likely to fall as new rules allow for wider testing

Rule change will allow independent laboratories to use their own tests; US fatality rate stands at about 4.5 per cent, compared with 3.9 per cent in mainland China. → Read More

Coronavirus: deaths in China rise by 73 with 3,694 newly confirmed cases

New numbers from China’s central health authority show a record daily death toll, while newly confirmed cases are slightly lower. → Read More

Coronavirus: US airlift from Wuhan to military bases underway; passengers quarantined on arrival

The US government is airlifting people to military bases in three American states from Wuhan, China, the suspected starting point of the novel coronavirus now spreading globally, and will quarantine them upon arrival. → Read More

Coronavirus: China death toll hits 425 as new cases in Hubei jump by record high

Health authorities in Hubei announced on Tuesday that coronavirus fatalities in the province had risen to 414 after 64 deaths were reported overnight – yet another daily record. → Read More

What Trump praising China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak says about US foreign policy

Trump praised China’s ‘efforts and transparency’ in tackling the coronavirus even as Mike Pompeo highlighted the threat China poses to the world. Trump will avoid rocking the boat further with China before November’s presidential election. → Read More

China coronavirus: World Health Organisation declares outbreak a global health emergency, reversing earlier decision

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global public health emergency over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus on Thursday, citing the potential of the virus to spread to countries not prepared to deal with the contagion. → Read More

China coronavirus: World Health Organisation delays declaring virus’ spread an international emergency

WHO’s emergency committee is to reconvene on Thursday to decide whether a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ is needed to fight the deadly illness. → Read More

First Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in United States, reports say

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. → Read More

How the phase one US-China trade deal moves the world closer to a G2 global order

As China grows stronger, it has less need for multilateral institutions. Meanwhile, the US president has made its contempt for globalism clear. In his speech, Trump was letting American CEOs know he is now in charge of dispute resolution. → Read More

Trade war: phase one trade deal to be signed in White House’s East Room

Previous meetings between US President Donald Trump and China’s Vice-Premer Liu He have been held in the Oval Office. → Read More

How can the US judge China’s social credit system when American consumers are chained to big tech?

Before Washington makes an issue of Beijing’s surveillance net, it must examine how big tech has commodified Americans. If the Chinese are becoming cogs in an ideological machine, Americans have been transformed into monetisable data. → Read More

China wins WTO case to sanction US$3.6 billion in US products following anti-dumping dispute

The World Trade Organisation on Friday allowed China to levy US$3.6 billion worth of punitive tariffs on US goods in an anti-dumping dispute Beijing brought against Washington in 2013. → Read More

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, in remarks reflecting Trump administration’s view that China is a threat on multiple fronts. → Read More

University of California Berkeley bans new research projects with Huawei after US indicts Chinese telecoms giant

The University of California’s flagship campus in Berkeley, one of the world’s top academic institutions, has halted new research collaborations with China’s Huawei Technologies in the wake of sweeping US criminal indictments against the telecoms equipment giant.... → Read More