Professor Han Baocheng is now serving as Deputy Director of the National Research Center for Foreign Language Education of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), a key research institute for the humanities and social sciences approved and supported by the Ministry of Education of China. He is also Secretary-General of the Foreign Language and Literature Committee of the China Council for Self-taught Higher Education Examinations. 

His main research areas include language education and language assessment. He is particularly interested in the understanding of the nature of language ability, second language proficiency development and conducting research on teacher education and development. He has been involved in many research projects related to test design and development and published many papers in academic journals.