Tan Haojun

Tan Haojun

Financial commentator


Tan Haojun is a financial columnist and commentator for the media. He also teaches various subjects at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, and Jiangsu University.

Medical workers rescue a patient at the intensive care unit of Pengshan District People's Hospital, following a surge of Covid-19 infections across the country, in Meishan, Sichuan province, China, on 21 January 2023. (CNS photo via Reuters)

When heroes and the corrupt coexist: Rooting out medical corruption in China

Commentator Tan Haojun highlights the many grey areas that the people in white in China find themselves in, amid an all-out anti-corruption campaign in the medical sector. It may be unimaginable that the same sector lauded for brave work during the pandemic is under investigation for rampant corruption. The reality is that heroes and the corrupt coexist, and only by reining in those hungry for power and profit can the system start to rid itself of the bad hats.
A Tesla electric vehicle is seen through a charging point displayed during a media day for the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai, China, 20 April 2021. (Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters)

Chinese EV manufacturers face tough challenge against Tesla amid subsidy cuts

Despite a booming electric vehicle (EV) market in China, local EV manufacturers are facing a tough road ahead as the Chinese government cuts subsidies and EV giant Tesla increases its competitiveness by lowering prices. Chinese financial commentator Tan Haojun believes that Chinese EV manufacturers would need to compete in terms of research and development in order to stay in the EV market.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on 7 October 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg)

Why credit rating firms stay silent on the US's recurring sovereign debt woes

So far, Fitch is the only one of the “big three” credit rating agencies to release a statement raising the possibility of a review of the US sovereignty rating with negative implications. Financial commentator Tan Haojun says that the three agencies are giving the US a lot of leeway that would probably not be given to other countries, when they should be impartial and fair in giving a rating.
People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus commute during rush hour in Beijing on 15 October 2020. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)

Why only China will maintain positive growth this year

Chinese financial commentator Tan Haojun looks at what China has done right to quickly recover after the pandemic, and what makes international financial institutions and analysts confident about its economy.
Hyundai Motor cars parked for shipping in the southeastern port of Ulsan, South Korea, February 2020. The factory was slowed down by a lack of parts with the coronavirus outbreak crippling China's industrial output. (YONHAP/AFP)

Restoring global supply chains at 'the speed of China’

Chinese financial commentator Tan Haojun adopts a positive and determined view when he says while the coronavirus situation has affected China’s economic development and role in global supply chains, this is short-term — much like recovering from the common cold. All things considered, China is already recovering at a breakneck pace and predictions that decoupling from China will hasten are much exaggerated.