Working in patent law, I somehow got on the mailing list for Intellectual Property Today. In the back of the magazine each month is a Classified Services section. This section contains, among other things, classified ads for Positions Available and Situations Wanted. Typically, the Situations Wanted section includes ads from practitioners looking for overflow/contract work or patent search work, but the December issue had an ad that caught my eye.
Attorney with 12+ years experience as Corporate Legal/IP (primarily biotech & pharma) Counsel, seeking position with U.S. company having operations in China (or vice-versa). Initially relocate to China to intensively learn Chinese language, business customs and operations; and then travel to China on as needed basis. Email: (removed)
I guess there is something to be said for knowing what you want and going after it, and he plans not just to learn Chinese but to learn it intensively.