Zhigang Tao

Zhigang Tao

Zhigang Tao is HSBC Professor in Global Economy and Business Strategy and director of the Institute for China and Global Development, the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the growth dynamics of the Chinese economy, multinational strategy in China, and the integration of China with the global economy.

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Opinion | For a Hong Kong in flux, a dual strategy for reinventing its economy

The city must move on from the ‘front shop, back factory’ model built around low-cost production in China. It should aim at becoming a base for mainland firms managing global operations, and also develop products targeting the mainland market.

The city must move on from the ‘front shop, back factory’ model built around low-cost production in China. It should aim at becoming a base for mainland firms managing global operations, and also develop products targeting the mainland market.

5 Aug 2021 - 8:30AM
The View | China’s anti-sanctions law: how companies can avoid picking a side

If the new law is similar to the European Union’s ‘blocking statute’ it may force companies to choose between the US or the Chinese market or motivate them to lobby the US to lift sanctions on China.

If the new law is similar to the European Union’s ‘blocking statute’ it may force companies to choose between the US or the Chinese market or motivate them to lobby the US to lift sanctions on China.

16 Jun 2021 - 11:03PM
What McDonald’s can teach Donald Trump about the value of China’s state-owned enterprises

Just as McDonald’s retains some company-owned stores for brand-building, the Chinese government maintains state-owned enterprises to ensure social stability.

Just as McDonald’s retains some company-owned stores for brand-building, the Chinese government maintains state-owned enterprises to ensure social stability.

20 Sep 2018 - 7:22PM
Opinion | Why Donald Trump’s trade war is aimed at foreign direct investment in China

Trump is hurting American firms that have outsourced to China in the hope of bringing manufacturing back to the US. China has to give American firms reasons to stay.

Trump is hurting American firms that have outsourced to China in the hope of bringing manufacturing back to the US. China has to give American firms reasons to stay.

20 Aug 2018 - 2:37PM
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