Charles Horne is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade Team at the Commission, where he researches China’s technology gap with the United States. He was previously the regulatory licensing manager for PingPong Group, a Chinese fintech firm. Before working in regulatory compliance, Charles served as senior research manager at China Policy, a Beijing-based consultancy and information service, where he led development of a research database to track China’s WTO compliance and wrote extensively on China’s stock market, state-owned enterprise reform, and fiscal system. Prior to joining China Policy, he worked as an editor and translator at a press within the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Charles holds a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.