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 currently seeking a full time lead analyst/analyst to work in our energy and environment portfolio. The position requires strong research skills, attention to detail and ability to draft in clear English. China Policy welcomes candidates who have completed a masters degree and are seeking to extend their professional skills in policy analysis and communication. Our analysts often progress to PhD programs in leading international universities.

energy and environment portfolio scope

The energy and environment portfolio closely monitors and maps China’s environment and energy 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: environmental governance, major types of pollution, climate change, environmental regulations’ impacts on industries, power sector reform, oil and gas sector reform, renewable energy development, etc.


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

knowledge and skills

  • outstanding academic achievement (MA-qualified at least)
  • understanding of China’s policy environment
  • intellectual curiosity
  • native-level Chinese
  • professional standard English (with strong writing skills)
  • singular attention to detail and clear communicator
  • commitment to deadlines
  • flexible, independent, and proactive work style
  • willingness to work overtime

minimum English language requirements

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



Assessment exercises

please download the assessment excercise; complete, and upload below

China Policy is expanding its publication team and is inviting applications for a part-time design and publications officer or full-time design publications assistant. As part of the team, the officer/assistant will assist with design and format of publications, content management and delivery of regular publications. Staff in the publications team work closely with members of other portfolios.

The position is virtual and can be undertaken anywhere in China.


  • create and format graphs, charts and maps following company style
  • support analysts in creating presentations for clients
  • research and format images for publications
  • organise web-based publishing
  • manage web-based mail outs using web-based applications
  • assist in design and format of reports and publications

knowledge and skills

  • portfolio of design and formatting work
  • experience with Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom
  • experience with web publishing and content management systems
  • relevant qualifications at BA level or higher
  • native Chinese speaker
  • good working knowledge of English
  • 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
  • commitment to deadlines


Please upload examples of your design and formatting work, together with your DV and cover letter.

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). 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.


  • 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+


Please note initial intern positions are unpaid. Successful interns may be offered part-time or full-time analyst positions.


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