|For the Chinese commander, see Tsing Shi Tao.|
|The following is based on the Command & Conquer Story Bible and might contradict canon.|
Second Tiberium War
When Nod forces, led by General Vega attack Phoenix Base, Tao's men put up a fight but were overwhelmed by Nod troops, with Tao soon reporting that all GDI forces had been destroyed. Tao was captured and tortured for important information, before being executed by general Cesar Vega. The video of his execution was sent to the Kodiak and before the execution, Vega jeered at McNeil, Chandra, and Brink.
- Selinske, Joe. Command & Conquer Bible: A Definitive Guide To The Command & Conquer Universe. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1999.
- Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 1: "Reinforce Phoenix Base".
- Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 2: "Secure the Region".