Gerald Tan

Gerald Tan

Gerald Tan is a TV journalist by day and foodie by night. He has covered global politics for the last 20 years, reporting from newsrooms in Washington, D.C., New York, Kuala Lumpur, and Doha.

Gerald’s passion for international affairs is rivalled by only that for food. He has written and hosted a series of travel documentaries looking at the intersection of cuisine and culture; and is author of an award-winning book on street food in George Town, Malaysia.

He is currently based in Washington, D.C. for CGTN America.


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August 20, 2021

GIST: Biden Saigon

Harrowing images from Afghanistan continue to flood global newscasts and social media.  Many describe the situation as a failure of American involvement.  Some are even drawing the comparison of another chapter in U.S. history – the Vietnam War.  CGTN’s Gerald Tan has the Gist. Read More...
August 5, 2021

The Gist: The 2022 Beijing Olympics

  The Tokyo 2020 Games may be winding down, but things are already gearing up in China, which is now in the final stages of preparations for the Winter Olympics happening in six months. CGTN’s Gerald Tan has The Gist. Read More...
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July 30, 2021

Tso’l Food

CGTN America presents Tso’l Food – an American journey through the Chinese kitchen with Gerald Tan. Episode 1: Peking Duck When Washingtonians want Korean cuisine, they head out to the suburb of Annandale in northern Virginia.  The businesses in this enclave can be so niche, […] Read More...
June 2, 2021

The Gist: Getting ready for the Gaokao

The final days of cramming are here for students across China sitting for the national college entrance examination. Come June 7 and 8, the roadblocks will be in place, and police out to help coordinate this all-important academic event. CGTN’s Gerald Tan reports. Read More...
May 19, 2021

The Gist: A look at China’s National Park system

Preserving biodiversity — we hear it all the time. It’s not just a platitude though, but a social imperative in the face of climate change. So how is China ramping up ecological protection? Enter the national park system. Here’s the Gist with CGTN’s Gerald Tan. Read More...
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