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.

We are seeking a full-time analyst with expertise in China’s energy and/or technology and innovation issues. The position is well-suited to candidates who have a demonstrated background in China’s energy or scitech sectors, from its carbon neutrality pledge to its regulations on big tech and AI and interest in advising global government and business decision-makers. Expertise in either the energy or sci-tech sector is sufficient, but candidates with some knowledge of both of these areas will be at an advantage.

 Native-level Chinese, strong research skills, attention to detail, and the ability to draft in clear English are required. This is a remote position.

energy and environment portfolio 

The energy and environment portfolio closely monitors and maps China’s energy and environment governance and structural transition. 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: emissions reductions, environmental governance, pollution issues, climate change, environmental regulations’ impacts on industries, power sector reform, oil and gas sector reform, renewable energy development, etc.

science, technology and innovation portfolio

The science, technology and innovation portfolio closely monitors and maps the policy landscape as China climbs up the value chain. The portfolio tracks 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: AI, 5G, ICTs, green technology, hydrogen, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, new materials; technology transfer and intellectual property rights; cybersecurity and privacy policy; competition law; state research funding and R&D priorities; local innovation systems, innovation centres, development zones and science parks; skilled labour policy; strategic emerging industries and industry policy. 

duties

  • manage portfolio tasks and junior staff 
  • keep abreast of domestic debates, signal events, trends, and key actors and agencies
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • analyse and assess policy movement across the sectors
  • draft policy analysis, including reports and longer-form articles
  • develop people and agency profiles
  • contribute, where appropriate, to other China Policy analysis
  • present findings to clients and colleagues 

knowledge and skills

  • expertise in energy, tech, innovation and/or environment policy in the PRC
  • professional standard English (with strong writing skills)
  • singular attention to detail and clear communicator
  • outstanding academic achievement (MA-qualified) 
  • intellectual curiosity
  • native-level Chinese
  • commitment to deadlines
  • flexible, independent, and proactive work style

minimum English language requirements

TOEFL 25 writing, overall score 105+; IELTS 7.0 writing, overall score 7.5+

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Assessment exercises

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We offer part-time online internships for three months that can be undertaken from any location. We invite applications across our portfolios (macroeconomy; trade; scitech; agriculture and fisheries; energy and environment; social policy, governance and law). Where positions become available, successful interns may be offered part-time or full-time analyst positions on finalising their internships.

Candidates must have excellent written English, strong organisational skills and ability to work under minimal supervision. China Policy offers interns and analysts a unique opportunity to develop their writing and analysis skills and leverage China qualifications to boost competitiveness in applications for top grad schools.

If you would like to join us please send you CV and a covering letter indicating your preferred portfolio/s and availability to hr@policycn.com. We will let you know what is available and send you an exercise to complete. We are happy to agree internships for upcoming academic break periods well in advance.

duties

  • analyse and assess policy movement across sectors
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • draft policy analysis
  • undertake sector-specific project workknowledge and skills
  • enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to take intiative
  • outstanding academic achievement at BA or MA level
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • ability to produce work to a set schedule
  • strong China studies background an advantage
  • native-level Chinese
  • professional standard English (see below for minimum scores)
  • ability to search online in Chinese

minimum English language requirement

TOEFL 25 writing, overall score 105+; IELTS 7.0 writing, overall score 7.5+

note

Please note initial intern positions are unpaid. Successful interns may be offered part-time or full-time analyst positions if suitable position s are available.

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Assessment exercises

please download the assessment excercise; complete, and upload below

Please upload a cover letter and CV. An appropriate exercise will be sent to you to complete.