The USPTO and US Foreign and Commercial Service have posted a notice to fill the position of IP Attaché at the US Consulate in Shanghai. The position is open now for applications and closes September 14, 2018. The position requires US citizenship, bar admission, at least four years of professional legal experience and at least one year of specialized experience (consisting in part of knowledge of international IP practices). Although knowledge of Chinese language or experience in Chinese IP matters do not appear to be specific requirements for the position, a separate questionnaire as part of the application process asks for experience in these areas. USPTO had also recently posted for another position: Senior Counsel, China in Washington, DC.
The current official holding the Shanghai position is Mike Mangelson, who has been there since 2014. He will be missed when his term is up.