Event Details

The future of Chinese technology is a consequential topic for geopolitics and global business, especially for US-China relations. Join us at a lunch event exploring this important issue. Dan Wang, technology analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics, will explore China's technology progress and the effects of US regulatory actions, including what we can expect from the Biden administration on Chinese technology. How has China's determination to master technology changed since the Trump administration? How much have supply chains shifted away from China since the onset of the trade war? What is the status of China's semiconductor capabilities and how will it develop in the next few years? How will the emphasis on self-sufficiency and innovation influence China's technological growth?

Join us for an engaging lunch hour at this hybrid event. Dan will share this latest analysis on this dynamic and consequential topic and then engage in a conversation. You can join us in person or online.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


12 PM - 12:30 PM
Registration & Drinks
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Discussions


  • Dan Wang (Technology Analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics)

    Dan Wang

    Technology Analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics

    Dan Wang is the Shanghai-based technology analyst for Gavekal Dragonomics, the economic research firm. He focuses on China’s technology progress (especially in semiconductors), the impacts of US regulatory actions, as well as supply chain relocation. He has given keynotes for a variety of organizations, and his work is widely cited in the press. He is also a contributor to Bloomberg Opinion. Dan previously worked in Silicon Valley and studied philosophy at the University of Rochester.

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  • Mattie Bekink (China Director of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Mattie Bekink

    China Director of The Economist Corporate Network

    Mattie Bekink is responsible for the Economist Corporate Network’s China strategy, including programme development and client servicing across China. She also provides support to all Economist Corporate Network programmes worldwide with a China component.

    Ms Bekink has extensive experience in the public, private and policy sectors. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she was the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in the Netherlands. She also ran an eponymous consulting business, advising senior executives from businesses, universities and non-profit organisations on China policy, strategy, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility. Ms Bekink practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, has worked with the US-Asia Law Initiative at NYU Law School and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative China Program, and served in the legal department at General Motors China.

    Ms Bekink has a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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