Tai Ming Cheung

Director, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Professor, GPS, UC San Diego

Tai Ming Cheung leads the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation’s Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC). He has written numerous books and articles and is considered a leading expert on Chinese national security, defense, technology and innovation issues. He was previously a correspondent at the Far Eastern Economic Review. The SITC project which he leads is part of a U.S. Defense Department Minerva Initiative project examining the evolving relationship between technology and national security in China. His latest book is “China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain.”

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“Forging China’s Military Might: A New Framework for Assessing Innovation” (editor), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014

“Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy,” Cornell University Press, 2009

“China’s Entrepreneurial Army,” Oxford University Press, 2001


“Trade Versus Security: How Countries Balance Technology Transfers with China,” Journal of East Asian Studies

“The Chinese Defense Economy’s Long March from Imitation to Innovation,” Journal of Strategic Studies

“Engineering Human Souls: The Development of Chinese Military Journalism and the Emerging Defense Media Market,” in “Changing Media, Changing China” (Susan Shirk, ed.)