Issue No. 216 | Apr. 9, 2021
Strengthening American capacity for effective engagement
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
fēng huá zhèng mào

Meaning: In one's prime

Original: "一是我们党已经发展成为一个走过百年光辉历程、在最大的社会主义国家执政70多年、拥有9100多万党员的世界上最大的马克思主义执政党,中国共产党立志于中华民族千秋伟业,百年恰是风华正茂,要始终站在时代潮流最前列、站在攻坚克难最前沿、站在最广大人民之中,永远立于不败之地。“

Source: Xi Jinping's speech 《在党史学习教育动员大会上的讲话》 delivered on February 20 and published on March 31.
We recommend reading this 彭拜新闻 article, released today, about the Strategic Competition Act of 2021: a 283-page bill created by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee designed to confront China’s economic and geopolitical power.

The Chinese-language article "美国283页对华法案官宣,叫嚣用所有经济外交工具抗衡中国" provides a summary of the background context and introduces the 4 key elements of the legislation.

For reference, the original English announcement outlines these 4 key elements, and the full copy of the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 can be read online.

Job Opportunities
The Wire is seeking a part-time Research Assistant or Research Associate to work with their team on research and product development:

"We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, values excellence and is passionate about journalism and explaining China’s commercial environment. Our team currently works remotely, and this position is open to applicants based remotely."

Application deadline is April 13, 2021.


The Center for Advanced China Research is looking for an Open Source Analyst. The analyst will leverage their Chinese-language skills to deduce policy-relevant insights on PRC politics and foreign affairs.

Language Testing
Many Chinese-language-related jobs request that applicants provide their language proficiency scores. However, it can be challenging to find opportunities to take exams such as the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI ) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT).

Fortunately, the National Language Service Corps (NLSC) provides members with access to free language proficiency testing. The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is a congressionally authorized program that supports Federal Government partners through translation, interpretation, instruction, and cultural advising. Members are highly skilled language professionals who connect, share, and grow through networking, training, and testing opportunities.

NLSC offers its members the opportunity to take the OPI and the DLPT as a no-cost benefit, and will also provide resources to ensure members are prepared before their scheduled test date.
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