Hung-Jeng Tsai

Hung-Jeng Tsai

Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University

Hung-Jeng Tsai is a professor in the Graduate Institute of Marine Affairs and the director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan. His research interests include globalisation studies, East Asian regional development, developments in China, as well as population and social policies  He earned his PhD in sociology from The State University of New York at Binghamton.

People and traffic pass near a marketplace in Taipei, Taiwan, 4 August 2022. (Ann Wang/Reuters)

Why Taiwan's New Southbound Policy has failed to achieve its goals

Taiwanese academic Hung-Jeng Tsai analyses decades of Taiwan’s Southbound Policy, now embodied in the latest iteration of the New Southbound Policy under President Tsai Ing-wen. He finds that despite the fanfare, few benefits have been won for Taiwan.