Katharin Tai


email: katharin@ownw.de
Twitter: @whitey_chan
Podcast: www.fernostwaerts.de

Selected publications

Katharin Tai is a PhD student in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since September 2018, working on Chinese Internet and foreign policy. Her research focuses on the Chinese government’s strategic thinking regarding the Internet, and how it integrates new technologies into its ideological and political system. Moreover, she is interested in China’s data privacy legislation, Chinese corporations, as well as the geopolitical competition between the U.S. and China in regard to the Internet. 

Katharin is author for the DigiChina project (organised by the think tank New America and Stanford University), where she regularly publishes translations and analyses on Chinese Internet policy. Since 2013 she is also working as a freelance journalists on topics like net politics or politics and society in East Asia.

Prior to her doctorate at MIT, she studied European-Asian Relations, International Law, International Relations and Chinese at the SciencesPo Paris, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the University of Oxford and the National Taiwan Normal University.