the-queen-chairman-and-i: Tai Ching was an active member of the Chinese Student's union and was elected the vice president. For a while, he believed Mao's leadership in China would transform China for the better and spoke up for him. He soon realised how wrong he was. Although this does not stop the American Government for black listing him as a communist and would later make his life difficult whilst trying to do business in America.
He also idolised Paul Newman and thinks he looks a bit like him in this photograph.