Why not? Born in HK and played in their age groups as well apparently.
I thought Dan thought he was an import
Nah, not some 'import' thing (though iirc he has a bit of experience playing in NZ that has certainly helped him). More along the lines of him being backed as the next big thing in Hong Kong cricket since he was 16, and given he's probably got more experience than the rest of the team already, making him VC is thoroughly unsurprising.
My comment was more along the lines of "Chapman being appointed VC is actually far less interesting than it would appear based on Slippah's description, especially if you follow HK cricket".