Michael Tai

Michael Tai

Dr Michael Tai, from Cambridge University, is a visiting scholar at the National Taiwan University's Graduate Institute of National Development.

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Opinion | Hong Kong’s protests don’t faze Beijing – leaders will play the long game and rebuild the faded city after 2047

Hong Kong’s protests, driven by a false sense of superiority to the mainland, are unlikely to provoke an overreaction from Chinese leaders. Beijing has no reason to fear them spreading, as its people have confidence in the government and optimism in the future.

2 Oct 2019 - 6:00AM

Hong Kong’s protests, driven by a false sense of superiority to the mainland, are unlikely to provoke an overreaction from Chinese leaders. Beijing has no reason to fear them spreading, as its people have confidence in the government and optimism in the future.

Hong Kong’s protests don’t faze Beijing – leaders will play the long game and rebuild the faded city after 2047
Opinion | The US trade war can’t derail China’s development – here are three reasons why

China’s tech progress has already reached a turning point, its size grants it unusual abilities and its populace is conditioned to be entrepreneurial; the trade war won’t change any of this.

8 Jun 2019 - 6:48AM

China’s tech progress has already reached a turning point, its size grants it unusual abilities and its populace is conditioned to be entrepreneurial; the trade war won’t change any of this.

The US trade war can’t derail China’s development – here are three reasons why
Opinion | Taiwan’s wooing of Asean is pointless. It should just accept China and the 1992 consensus again

Taiwan’s policy of improving trade with its southern neighbours is a non-starter. The island has neither diplomatic ties with those countries nor regional expertise, and anyway, it needs the vast Chinese market to build successful brands.

14 Mar 2019 - 4:14AM

Taiwan’s policy of improving trade with its southern neighbours is a non-starter. The island has neither diplomatic ties with those countries nor regional expertise, and anyway, it needs the vast Chinese market to build successful brands.

Taiwan’s wooing of Asean is pointless. It should just accept China and the 1992 consensus again
Opinion | Two reasons Taiwan must come to terms with China, despite mixed signals from the electorate

Taiwan’s economy is now inextricably linked to China and the Taiwanese people appear unwilling to pay a high price for independence. In economic terms, China does not need Taiwan in the same way that Taiwan needs China, and Beijing can afford to play a waiting game.

6 Dec 2018 - 12:27PM

Taiwan’s economy is now inextricably linked to China and the Taiwanese people appear unwilling to pay a high price for independence. In economic terms, China does not need Taiwan in the same way that Taiwan needs China, and Beijing can afford to play a waiting game.

Two reasons Taiwan must come to terms with China, despite mixed signals from the electorate