Lin Tan

DTN China Correspondent
Lin Tan
Tan Lin, DTN's Beijing correspondent, was born and raised in a farming village in central China's Shanxi Province. (Tan is his family name, which comes first in Chinese.)

Lin has a master's in agronomy from China Agricultural University (CAU) and in food and resource economics from the University of British Columbia. He is writing a doctoral thesis at Beijing Forestry University comparing soybean-industry economics in the U.S. and Brazil. Lin spent nine years teaching and conducting research at CAU and has worked for consulting companies in Beijing and Shanghai and on food and agricultural-research projects for multinational companies and international organizations.

He currently works on international strategy for China Food and Agriculture Services, a soybean-crushing company. Before DTN, Lin was Senior Correspondent of Singapore-based Asian Agribusiness Publication Ltd., writing on China's poultry and livestock industries.

He is a member of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Economists and American Chamber of Commerce.

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