Washington, D.C.

Associate/Senior Associate – China (DC)

The Asia Group, LLC is now accepting applications for an Associate / Senior Associate covering China issues to join our Washington, D.C. office.  

As a member of The Asia Group (“TAG”), you will be part of a fast-paced, innovative team that operates at the forefront of public policy and business across the Asia Pacific. From developing and implementing bespoke market access/expansion campaigns to enhancing political brand equity, you will advance policy-driven solutions to help TAG’s clients capture new growth opportunities throughout the region. This role requires a strong foundation of China experience, either in the private sector, or working with or within the public sector on trade, investment, and other regulatory issues. 

The Associate / Senior Associate for China will be an integral member of TAG’s China Practice and will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the firm’s client development and strategy execution on China. A successful candidate will have a strong command of the political, regulatory, business, and macroeconomic environments in China, and be able to distill these trends into actionable insights and strategic recommendations for commercial stakeholders across a broad range of industries. The role requires domestic and international travel. 

Responsibilities Include:
  • Create and support policy-driven strategies that align with clients’ business objectives in China; 
  • Conduct research and draft memoranda for external (client) and internal (TAG) readership relating to political, economic, and industry trends in China; 
  • Participate in regular client engagements alongside Partners and Principals of the China Practice; 
  • Provide logistical support for clients and TAG leadership related to engagements in Washington, DC, China, or client sites in other domestic or international locations. 
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (g., MA, MBA) or equivalent practical experience related to China 
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience 
  • Outstanding research and writing 
  • Proficiency in Mandarin, especially for research purposes utilizing Chinese language reading skills (business proficiency strongly preferred) 
  • Familiarity with China’s foreign investment laws, authorities, and regulatory frameworks 
  • Experience in government relations or comparable experience demonstrating the ability to integrate public policy with corporate strategy 
  • Demonstrated team player and strong communicator 
Desired Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience 
  • On-the-ground policy work experience in China 
  • Familiarity with U.S. trade policy, export controls, and/or CFIUS 
  • Familiarity with the U.S. legislative process 
  • Knowledge of U.S. and Chinese technology policy 
  • Deep understanding of Chinese regulatory frameworks and stakeholders 
  • Expertise on China’s intellectual property regimes 
  • Fluency in Mandarin (Speaking and Research) 
Submissions for this position are open on a rolling basis.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. Employees will work in an in-person environment, with remote benefits allowing flexibility on an as-needed basis. TAG provides competitive health benefits and generous paid time off, with regular training opportunities available to its employees. 

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references via the application portal below. Alternatively, interested candidates may email the required documents as a single PDF titled “Associate/Senior Associate – China – [First & Last Name]”to and complete the relevant application forms at  

Due to the volume of applications received, responses from our recruiting team may be delayed. No phone calls, please. 


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