Submission Guidelines and Policies


Submission Types:

  • China-related perspective on current events, historical connections, cultural issues, socio-economic trends, business development, etc.
  • Should be original analysis with a well structured argument
  • Commentary / Opinion Piece
    • 600 – 1000 words (2-3 pages)
  • Event Summary and Interview
    • 600 – 1000 words (2-3 pages)
  • In-depth Analysis
    • 1000 – 2000 words (up to 5 pages)
  • 我们同样接受优秀的中文投稿,届时会发布在我们的中文选萃栏目



  • As a student-run organization, we offer the platform from which you can share your thoughts and perspectives with like-minded China scholars and graduate students who are interested in China. We do not offer monetary compensation for articles. 
  • Write in an accessible style in order to reach a broader audience.
  • China Focus articles adhere to the AP Style Guide
  • When manuscripts are received, they will go through an editorial review process lasting approximately 1-2 weeks. Authors will then be contacted by the review board, and editing will usually comprise 3-4 weeks of feedback and revision.



Writing with us is a great opportunity to be published online and build up your writing sample portfolio. You could also slim down your course paper or research project to get your idea shared with more readers. This is a good chance to get your name out there and gain experience you can talk about in interviews or include in your resume.

Next Steps

If you have any questions or ideas for articles please reach out to us at and we can talk it out! If you’re interested in writing and not sure where to start, we also have ideas.


Anna Kraemer, China Focus Editor in Chief
Ruishi Wang, China Focus Co-Editor in Chief
Zizan Wang, China Focus Digital Media Manager

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