USPTO has announced a vacancy for the Guangzhou IP attaché position. The vacancy announcement is here. Requirements include knowledge of intellectual property, a law degree, US bar admission and US citizenship. The announcement does not indicate that knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese languages is required, although it does require experience of working with foreign IP laws. Please see the announcement for further information.
USTR is looking for a “trade analyst” who, ideally, can speak Chinese and will be engaged in “IPR and innovation trade problems.” The deadline for applying is January 2, 2015. Here is a link to the position: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389902200 .
The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, seeks an experienced prosecutor currently employed as an Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice Trial Attorney, or a State Prosecutor to serve as a Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) in the People’s Republic of China. The position will be open until filled.
More information and application details can be found on the DOJ website. Although not strictly an IP position, previous holders of this position have been involved in IP matters to varying degrees while at Post or upon return to the United States.