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; science and innovation; governance and law; social policy; geopolitics; agriculture and fisheries. 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

China Policy is expanding the publication team and is currently inviting applications for a design and publications intern. This position is Beijing-based. As part of the team, the intern will assist with designing, formatting, uploading and running final delivery of regular publications and reports. Staff in the publications team work closely with members of other portfolios.

The position will suit MA candidates (Chinese or international) at local Beijing universities seeking work experience in a busy editorial office. The position does not offer a work visa, but international students can obtain permission to undertake an internship under a student visa.

duties

  • design and format of reports and publications
  • create PDFs, according to company style, for our regular publications
  • create and format graphs, charts and maps according to company style
  • assist analysts in creating presentations for clients
  • research and format images for publications

knowledge and skills

  • portfolio of design, formatting, and editorial work
  • experience with Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom
  • experience with web publishing and content management systems
  • relevant qualifications at BA level or higher
  • professional level English
  • good working knowledge of Chinese
  • interest in China’s policy environment
  • curiosity-driven with a keenness to learn
  • creative and able to take constructive criticism
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • ability to deliver work to tight deadlines

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We are seeking a full-time analyst to work in our science and innovation portfolio starting from 2 January 2019. This position is well-suited to candidates with strong interest in gaining deeper insight on China’s high-tech industries, from upstream scientific research & technological development to downstream industrial application. Strong research skills, attention to detail and ability to draft in clear English are required to map out policy updates.

The science and innovation portfolio closely monitors and maps the changing industrial landscape as China climbs up the value chain, upgrading its old industries and moving, often ahead of the rest of the world, into new ones. Portfolio analysts track policy changes, industry dynamics and the business environment for both domestic and foreign investment.

Topics the portfolio watches closely include, but are not limited to: Made in China 2025 and industrial policy; civil-military integration; technology transfer and intellectual property rights; artificial intelligence, big data, ICTs, biopharmaceutics, new energy vehicles and autonomous cars; project-based research funding and national R&D priorities; innovation centres, development zones and science parks; skilled labour policy.

duties

  • analyse policy movement across science and innovation sector
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • draft analysis and present findings
  • develop people and agency profiles
  • assist research managers with portfolio tasks
  • keep abreast of domestic debates, events, trends, and key actors or agencies

knowledge and skills

  • native-level Chinese and professional standard English
  • knowledge of China’s industrial sectors and policy environment; previous work experience in above-mentioned sectors is prefered
  • outstanding academic achievement at Bachelors and/or Masters level
  • eye for detail and clear communicator; quantitative skills an advantage
  • curiosity-driven and eager to learn
  • 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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We are currently seeking a full time analyst to work in our industry portfolio starting from January 2019. This position is well-suited to candidates with strong interest in gaining deeper insight on China’s industrial sector operation and development, and interacting with clients. Strong research skills, attention to detail and ability to draft in clear English are required to map out policy updates. Depending on experience and qualifications, the suitable candidate could fill the position as junior analyst (entry-level) or analyst (mid-level).

industry, energy and environment portfolio introduction

The industry, energy and environment portfolio closely monitors and maps the changing industrial landscape as China climbs up the value chain, upgrading its old industries and moving, often ahead of the rest of the world, into new ones. Portfolio analysts track policy changes, industry dynamics and the business environment for both domestic and foreign investment. Topics the portfolio watches closely include, but are not limited to: macro-economic trends, supply-side structural reform (especially de-capacity), SOE reform, traditional industry upgrading, environmental policies and their impacts on industries, power sector reform, oil and gas sectors reform, renewable energy development, etc.

duties

  • track and analyse policy movements across industry sectors, including but not limited to coal, steel, aluminium, mining, infrastructure and transport
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • draft analysis and present findings
  • support lead analyst
  • keep abreast of domestic debates, events, trends, and key actors or agencies

 

knowledge and skills

  • native-level Chinese and professional standard English
  • minimum two years experience in above-mentioned sectors is required for analyst position
  • knowledge of China’s industrial sectors and policy environment 
  • curiosity-driven and eager to learn
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • ability to deliver work to tight deadlines
  • outstanding academic achievement at Masters level
  • flexible and able to take initiative; willingness to work overtime

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Assessment exercises

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We are seeking a part-time analyst/intern to work in our social portfolio starting from 18 February 2019.  This position is well-suited to candidates with strong interest in gaining deeper insight on the socio-cultural transformations accompanying China’s economic transition and the development of social policy-making in the context of marketisation and globalisation. Strong research skills, attention to detail and ability to draft in clear English are required to map out policy updates.

Topics that the social policy portfolio closely monitors and maps include, but are not limited to: education; public health and healthcare industry; social demography (birth, population aging, rural-to-urban migration); poverty alleviation; affordable housing and urban segregation; labour, workplace and employment; social security and welfare policy.

duties

  • analyse policy movement on social issues
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • draft analysis and present findings
  • develop people and agency profiles
  • assist research managers with portfolio tasks
  • keep abreast of domestic debates, events, trends, and key actors or agencies

knowledge and skills

  • native-level Chinese and professional standard English
  • knowledge of development economics, demography, sociology, public health, labour relations and other related areas; understanding of China’s social sectors and policy environment; previous work experience in above-mentioned sectors is prefered
  • outstanding academic achievement at Bachelors and/or Masters level
  • eye for detail and clear communicator; quantitative skills an advantage
  • curiosity-driven and eager to learn
  • ability to deliver work to tight deadlines; flexible and able to take initiative; 

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Assessment exercises

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We are seeking full- or part-time analysts in our trade portfolio starting from 15 February 2019.  These positions are well-suited to candidates with interest in gaining insight into China’s trade policies and strategies in the context of globalisation and retreat. Strong research skills, attention to detail and ability to draft in clear English are required to map out policy updates.

Topics that the trade portfolio closely monitors and maps include, but are not limited to: trade relations; trade policy; trade barriers; market access; ODI and FDI; Belt and Road initiative; cross-border e-commerce; FTZs; WTO and multilateral trade systems.

duties

  • analyse regulatory and rhetorical change on trade issues
  • keep abreast of domestic debates, events, trends, and key actors or agencies
  • summarise, translate (from Chinese to English) and analyse trade-related policies and commentaries
  • draft analysis and present findings
  • develop people and agency profiles

knowledge and skills

  • native-level Chinese and professional standard English
  • knowledge of economics, international relations, sociology, political science and other related areas
  • understanding of China’s trade policy-making and business environment (previous work experience in these sectors is prefered)
  • outstanding academic achievement at Bachelors and/or Masters level
  • eye for detail and clear communicator; quantitative skills an advantage
  • curiosity-driven and eager to learn
  • ability to deliver work to tight deadlines; flexible and able to take initiative;

apply

Assessment exercises

please download the assessment excercise; complete, and upload below