Extensive and systematic policy mapping underpins our analysis and advice.

China Policy analysts track policy movements, debates, trends, and key actors and agencies across key policy portfolios: including finance; trade; industry; research and innovation; governance and law; social policy; geopolitics; agriculture and marine. Our team approach affords all staff a unique macro picture of China’s current geopolitical, economic and social trajectory.

If you are seeking to work at the leading edge of policy analysis on China, please apply for one of the positions below. For other hr-related queries, and if you wish to register your interest for possible upcoming positions, please​ send us an email.

job summary

As part of a team, lead analysts and analysts drive the analytical base of the portfolio, tracking and mapping policy developments and commentary, drafting in clear English, preparing reports, and working closely with members of other portfolios.

Issues on the portfolio agenda include: judicial reform, IPR protection, anti-monopoly, cyber security, anti-corruption, Party personnel, media regulation, devolution, stability maintenance, ethnic minorities, property rights, accountability and transparency, and bankruptcy law.

duties analyst/lead analyst

  • keep abreast of domestic debates, signal events, trends, and key actors and agencies
  • analyse and assess policy movement across the sector
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • draft policy analysis
  • develop people and agency profiles
  • contribute, where appropriate, to other China Policy analysis tasks
  • assist research managers with portfolio tasks

knowledge and skills analyst/lead analyst

  • outstanding academic achievement (MA-qualified at least)
  • understanding of China’s policy environment
  • native-level Chinese
  • professional standard English (with strong writing skills)
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • ability to deliver work to tight deadlines
  • flexible and able to take initiative, willingness to work overtime

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Assessment exercises

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job summary

The research manager is responsible for all governance and law portfolio work, guiding portfolio priorities and working closely with other sector teams on cross-cutting issues. As a member of the senior team, the manager will contribute to China Policy’s macro analysis and services development. With a confident mastery of China’s political and development trajectories, the successful candidate will be experienced in professional presentations to client groups and larger audiences. Strong China knowledge, and writing, editorial and management skills, are essential.

Issues on the portfolio agenda include: judicial reform, IPR protection, anti-monopoly, cyber security, anti-corruption, Party personnel, media regulation, devolution, stability maintenance, ethnic minorities, property rights, accountability and transparency, and bankruptcy law.

responsibilities

  • manage small research team focused on domestic debate, signal events, trends, and key actors and agencies in the governance and law sector to produce online, and client publications to a strict schedule
  • draft and edit China Policy online and client publications
  • liaise with other research teams to cover governance and law issues across sectors
  • contribute to the development of the company and its services, with a keen eye for our public image
  • maintain strong knowledge of international discussion in the sector

knowledge and skills

  • MA, PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • professional standard English with exceptional writing skills
  • advanced analytical and critical thinking skills
  • advanced skills in data presentation (numerical and graphic)
  • advanced editorial skills; sensitivity to written expression and eye for detail
  • an understanding of the business of policy advice
  • exceptional communications skills; polished professional presenter to client groups and larger audiences
  • flexible and able to take initiative, willingness to work overtime and produce work to a set schedule

apply

Assessment exercises

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personal documentsFill in the form below and attach your cover letter and CV, along with any other documents you feel may be of benefit to your application. These may include transcripts and writing samples.

We are currently seeking a full-time analyst (onsite or offsite) to work on an industrial policy project looking at issues in the iron and steel sector and other traditional industries. This position would suit a Chinese native speaker candidate with good general analysis skills interested in developing understanding of industrial policy and able to present analysis in English. Financial analysis skills are an advantage.  

The position will be a six-month fixed-term contract in the first instance but may become a longer-term position.

duties

  • Undertake detailed historical analysis across traditional industry sectors
  • compile a database of materials on each sector
  • keep abreast of domestic debates in the sectors
  • analyse and assess current policy movement across the sector
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • assist research managers with portfolio tasks

knowledge and skills

  • outstanding academic achievement at BA or MA level
  • understanding of China’s policy environment
  • quantitative skills as advantage
  • professional standard English
  • native-level Chinese
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • ability to deliver work to tight deadlines
  • flexible and able to take initiative, willingness to work overtime

apply

Assessment exercises

please download the assessment excercise; complete, and upload below

personal documentsFill in the form below and attach your cover letter and CV, along with any other documents you feel may be of benefit to your application. These may include transcripts and writing samples.

job summary

We are currently seeking part-time offsite analysts to work in our finance, industry policy, agriculture, social policy and trade/geopolitics portfolios. As part of a distributed team, offsite analysts will assist Beijing-based staff in analysing legislative and regulatory announcements and media commentaries and drafting summaries in English, and, if time permits, working on client reports and projects. This work has a daily turnaround so candidates need to be available in evenings or mornings. Work is assigned from the Beijing office in the late afternoon, and posts are analysed and drafted offsite in the evening or morning. Editing and fact checking of drafted posts is done in the afternoon in the Beijing office for a 5.00pm delivery to clients. These positions would suit mature, research-oriented graduates looking for flexible part-time work. Candidates must have excellent written English, strong organisational skills and ability to work under minimal supervision. Minimum working hours will be equivalent to two days a week, spread across five days.

 

duties

– analyse announcements on regulation and legislation, and media commentaries, and draft summaries in English focusing on the key changes and policy content, rather than rhetoric

– if time permits, support other China Policy research tasks

 

knowledge and skills

– outstanding academic achievement at BA or MA level

– understanding of China’s policy environment

– native-level Chinese

– professional standard English

– eye for detail and clear communicator

– flexible and able to take initiative

apply

Assessment exercises

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From time to time we have vacancies for part-time offsite editors and publications officers. These positions offer stimulating regular part-time work. Editorial positions would suit graduates with strong China interest and advanced editing and language skills. Publications officers require good editorial skills, technical online publishing skills and an interest in developing these further. All candidates must have good organisational skills and ability to work under minimal supervision.

responsibilities include

  • edit posts and longer analyses for policycn website, and reports for clients with close reference to Chinese sources (editors)
  • maintain publications schedule; alert staff to deadlines
  • enter material on website and manage website content
  • develop graphics library; edit and manipulate graphics for publication
  • troubleshoot publication and website issues
  • design and edit pages in Adobe InDesign for company publications

knowledge and skills

  • social science graduate
  • demonstrated competence in online publishing
  • strong English editing ability
  • advanced Chinese to check again original texts
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • good inter-cultural communication skills
  • experience with WordPress an advantage
  • experience with Adobe Creative Suite or similar graphics software an advantage
  • ability to produce work to a set schedule, flexible and able to take initiative
  • willingness to work overtime when necessary

 

apply

Assessment exercises

please download the assessment excercise; complete, and upload below

personal documentsFill in the form below and attach your cover letter and CV, along with any other documents you feel may be of benefit to your application. These may include transcripts and writing samples.