Michael Tatarski

Michael Tatarski

Michael Tatarski is a freelance journalist based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he covers society, tech, development and travel, among other topics. Find him on Twitter @miketatarski.

Latest from Michael Tatarski

Global container shortage drives spike in shipping rates, but brings windfall for Chinese manufacturers

A shortage of containers and unexpected recovery in demand in North America and Europe has driven a surge in shipping rates in the second half of the year.

14 Oct 2020 - 11:36AM

A shortage of containers and unexpected recovery in demand in North America and Europe has driven a surge in shipping rates in the second half of the year.

Global container shortage drives spike in shipping rates, but brings windfall for Chinese manufacturers
Coronavirus: Vietnam’s charities, schools and tourism feel the pinch

From organisations rescuing human trafficking victims to schools dependent on international students, travel restrictions to China have taken a toll.

6 Feb 2020 - 8:57AM

From organisations rescuing human trafficking victims to schools dependent on international students, travel restrictions to China have taken a toll.

Coronavirus: Vietnam’s charities, schools and tourism feel the pinch
VinFast: will Vietnam’s new locally made car take off?

The company has launched luxury models in an effort to win over local consumers and avoid the fate of Malaysia’s Proton. But in a land where foreign brands are often seen as a symbol of success it has its work cut out

19 Aug 2019 - 8:07AM

The company has launched luxury models in an effort to win over local consumers and avoid the fate of Malaysia’s Proton. But in a land where foreign brands are often seen as a symbol of success it has its work cut out

VinFast: will Vietnam’s new locally made car take off?
Vietnam’s tale of two metros, one built by the Japanese and the other by the Chinese
The good, the bad and the ugly of Chinese tourists in Vietnam