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.

China Policy is currently inviting applications for positions in our publications team. The positions would suit recent master’s graduates, or second-year master’s students looking to move into a full-time position on graduation who cares about accessible and engaging writing, and who wants to develop China expertise in a busy online environment. 

China Policy is a globally recognised policy analysis and strategic advisory firm headquartered in Beijing. We build client knowledge and provide tools to map, analyse and respond to China’s changing geopolitical, domestic and market environments.

Our publications team sits at the core of our operations, overseeing all our content on China’s policy shifts as it responds to domestic and international issues. 

responsibilities

  • edit and publish short and medium form writing
  • collaborate with editorial team and analysts to manage workflow 
  • manage mail outs using web-based applications
  • maintain and develop China Policy’s publication formats, style and internal production processes
  • manage projects and small teams of people

knowledge and skills

  • strong English editing ability
  • enthusiasm for online design, editing and publishing
  • high level Chinese language comprehension
  • obsessive eye for detail and clear communication
  • good intercultural communication skills
  • ability to produce work on a set schedule
  • flexibility and ability to take initiative
  • strong China studies or work experience background an advantage
  • experience with WordPress an advantage
  • experience with Adobe Creative Suite or similar graphics software an advantage

note

Positions are currently all virtual. We are only accepting applications from candidates resident in China or adjacent time zones. Full-time candidates wishing to work in China must be eligible for a work visa.

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We are currently seeking a part-time analyst to work in our agriculture and fisheries portfolio. This position would best suit an MA candidate looking for policy experience while completing their studies. The successful candidate will be a Chinese native speaker with an organised analytical approach, strong written English, an agricultural economics or rural development background, and a dedication to building knowledge in the agriculture sector. Previous experience is not strictly necessary, but demonstrated personal interest in the agricultural production industry, food systems issues, commodities trade, and/or rural development is required.

Topics that the agriculture and fisheries portfolio closely monitors and maps include, but are not limited to policies on: ag modernisation, food security, food safety, ag commodity market, ag trade, rural development and reform, fisheries

duties

  • analyse policy movement across the agriculture and fisheries sector
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • draft policy analysis
  • develop people and agency profiles
  • assist research managers with portfolio tasks
  • help develop clients and tailor analysis to their needs
  • present findings to clients and colleagues

knowledge and skills

  • academic qualifications at BA or MA level
  • professional standard English, excellent writing skills
  • native or near-native Chinese
  • intellectual curiosity, taste for topics where few are knowledgeable
  • singular attention to detail and clear communicator
  • flexible, independent, and proactive work style
  • commitment to deadlines
  • candidates with academic background or personal passion for the agriculture industry will have a strong advantage
  • quantitative skills an advantage

minimum English language requirements:
TOEFL 25 writing, overall score 105+; IELTS 7.0 writing, overall score 7.5+

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We are seeking a full- or part-time analyst in our trade portfolio. This position is 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; 

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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