Dan Wang
Dan Wang, Hang Seng Bank (China) – Chief Economist

Dan Wang is currently the Chief Economist of Hang Seng Bank (China) and is responsible for China-related research, macro-economic forecasting, China-US relations, and geopolitical risk analysis.

Dan previously worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), where she spent five years as China Chief Analyst, leading forecasting and research. Before that, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences as an economist, specialising in agriculture. Dan holds a PhD in economics from the University of Washington, during which she focussed on the environment and econometrics.

Adam Knight

Adam Knight, TONG – Cofounder & PhD Candidate at Leiden University

Adam Knight is the cofounder of TONG, a technology consultancy and e-commerce agency established in 2014, and has considerable experience bringing 100+ luxury, retail and cultural brands to the Chinese market.

He is also a PhD candidate at Leiden University, where he is researching the development of the smart state concept in China, particularly how the social credit system is conceptualised, negotiated and implemented. He holds a First-Class degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Social Science of the Internet (Distinction) from the Oxford Internet Institute. 



Joe Cash

Joe Cash, CBBC – Policy Analyst

Joe Cash is the China-Britain Business Council’s Policy Analyst and is responsible for the organisation’s research output and public affairs work in China. He hosts the China Business Brief podcast and writes regularly for FOCUS magazine.

Joe previously worked for the CBI, leading the organisation’s trade policy work across China, South-East, and North-East Asia. He is a regular commentator on Chinese affairs and has appeared in a range of journalistic and academic publications, the most frequent of which being The Diplomat. He holds a Master’s degree in Modern Chinese studies from the University of Oxford.