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 recruiting a group of part-time analysts to join our trade; industry; science and innovation; social policy and finance and macroeconomy portfolios. As part of a team, analysts drive the analytical base of a portfolio, tracking and mapping policy developments and commentary, and drafting in clear English.

We are expanding our team in 2019 to include an off-site, distributed network of part-time analysts who will work with our core group in Beijing. New entry-level positions will create opportunities for MA candidates, scholars keen to improve their structural and sectoral knowledge of how policy is developed and transmitted in China, while studying or researching.

For committed candidates who can consistently produce quality and timely work, the new positions will offer opportunities to work sequentially, if desired, in a range of portfolios, and a potential path to full-time positions after graduation. Full-time analysts pursue a policy-related career with China Policy; or they remain with us for a couple of years, during which they deepen and extend their policy understanding ahead of PhD study. (China Policy analysts have an outstanding record of acceptance and success in top PhD programs).

Advanced written English is a core requirement.


  • keep abreast of policy debates; signal events; trends; and key actors and agencies
  • analyse and assess policy movement across sectors
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • aggregate and distill groups of summaries into short analyses
  • draft profiles of policy makers and agencies
  • contribute, where appropriate, to other China Policy analysis tasks

knowledge and skills

  • outstanding academic achievement at BA or MA level
  • understanding of China’s policy environment
  • languages: native-level Chinese; high professional standard English
  • curiosity-driven with a keenness to learn
  • quantitative skills an advantage
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • ability to deliver work to tight deadlines
  • independent, flexible and able to take initiative
  • eager to work with like-minded colleagues equally committed to understanding and helping explain China


Assessment exercises

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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.


  • 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