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.

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.