UKCT relies on the advice of a network of academics, technical experts, and community leaders. We also have a formal Advisory Board.

Dr David Tobin teaches at the School of East Asian studies at the University of Sheffield. David specialises in the Chinese Communist Party’s policy towards Uyghurs and is a steering committee member of the Xinjiang Documentation Project.  

Simon Cheng is founder of Hongkongers in Britain, a group set up to help migrant Hongkongers settle into life in the UK and to represent their interests. Simon previously worked for the British consulate in Hong Kong.

Chris Hughes OBE formerly chaired a professional regulator and has advised government departments on ethics as well as resolving issues about conduct and transparency for public bodies. 

Howard Zhang was born in Mao-era China, grew up in the early years of Deng’s reform, and left China after the 1989 crackdown. He lived and worked in Canada in the 1990s, then worked for BBC World Service in London from January 2000 to August 2023, overseeing the BBC’s Chinese Service from 2016-2023 as Head of Service & Chief Editor.