Opened in 2011, RTI's corporate office in Beijing, China, was established to apply our scientific knowledge, expertise, and experience to assist this rapidly developing world power with the many critical social, scientific, and environmental challenges associated with China's explosive growth and changing demographics.
RTI has considerable project experience in China in public health, air quality, and education. Initial efforts focus on expanding RTI's work with existing U.S. government clients, Chinese government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and multinational companies with operations in China.
Primary technical focus areas of RTI China include the following:
- Aging and long-term care
- Air quality management
- Data management
- Economic development
- Energy technology and economics
- Environmental and climate change modeling and policy development
- Food safety risk assessment
- Health communication
- Maternal and child health
- Noncommunicable diseases
- Program evaluation
- Statistics research
- Site characterization, remediation, and brownfield redevelopment
- Water quality and water resources management
Our approach emphasizes collaboration with national and subnational government agencies and development of public-private partnerships. RTI China is developing collaborative partnerships and professional relationships with Chinese researchers, scientists, and policymakers.