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.


China-US Trade War: How do the tariffs work?
May 22, 2019

China-US Trade War: How do the tariffs work?

Some of the world's biggest shoemakers are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to end the trade war with China. Trump says he's happy to collect tariffs on Chinese merchandise paid by China. But economists – including Trump’s chief economic advisor – are quick to acknowledge that's not how tariffs work. Read More...
May 21, 2019

New abortion bans in some U.S. states reignite debate

A new wave of abortion bans in some U.S. states reignites passions and political discourse on the hot button issue. Campaigners fear the cases may end up at the Supreme Court, with the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision making abortion a constitutional right eventually overturned. Read More...
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