Jon Yuan Jiang is an internationally known Policy Analyst, Strategic Advisor, and Multidisciplinary Scholar across the fields of media, think tanks, academia, and business.


His experience extends to China, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Australia, the US, India, Europe, the Pacific, and Southeast Asia. He has been recognized in Australia and globally as an authority on China’s Belt & Road Initiative, China-Russia relations, and China-Australia relations. He is one of the leading voices internationally to suggest that the Chinese government should change its policy towards Russia during Russia’s invasion against Ukraine. He received more than 20 media interviews during the first two weeks of the Ukrainian War. Jon will help you navigate the dynamics of these regions.


He has been a Young Leader of the US-based Pacific Forum, a member of the US-based Global China Connection and a delegate of the 11th Australia China Youth Dialogue. He is one of the “pioneer members” at the GE Morrison Institute. 

Value Proposition

Jon offers discreet commissioned tailored research, analysis and advice on political risk with respect to business and international affairs.


  • Works with corporate and government clients across trade, law, economy, infrastructure, education, high-tech, energy, agriculture and international relations.

  • Helps clients to shape their media narratives in this politically volatile world.

  • Helps businesses to understand the variables when entering/investing in these regional markets.

  • Provides background profiling of any key international figures.

  • Assists elite students to draft overseas study applications.

​Jon's ethical approach and values mean he only conducts research within the laws and guidelines of the relevant country.

Work Experience

Jon has a very diverse career. As a Russian and Mandarin Chinese speaker, he worked as an account manager with the ZTE Corporation, as a special correspondent with Hong Kong-based Asia Weekly and Shanghai-based Pengpai News, and as a broker with Taiwanese clients for oil and gas purchases in Moscow. He was a leading co-founder of the LockBreakers Consulting with a German professional from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to produce political and economic assessments on a wide variety of Eurasian issues. He assisted numerous mainland Chinese elite students wishing to study overseas.

After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Law at Shanghai University, Jon completed a Master’s Degree in Political Economy at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, focusing on the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.


In Australia, he has worked full-time for his PhD, which focuses on the Belt and Road Initiative; he interviewed several prominent experts, such as former Australian Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans. 


He has also taught at Shandong University and Shanghai University in China, and at the Development Strategy Center in Uzbekistan and at the University of Sydney in Australia.  


In the past three years, Jon has published more than 50 media and think tank pieces and 8 academic journal articles on the Belt and Road Initiative, Sino-Australian relations, Sino-Russian relations, Post-Soviet Union areas such as Central Asia and Ukraine, the Chinese economy, China’s banking industry, business strategy in China, global economic trends, China’s law, and mainstream media analysis.

  • ​Kazakhstan media: Platon.Asia (Translated into Russian)

Jon has been invited to provide expert comments and analyses in over 50 media interviews, including:

  • American media: NBC News, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Chief Investment Officer, Yahoo Finance, Duowei News.

  • British media or think tanks: Financial Times, E-International Relations.

  • Australian media: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Special Broadcasting Service, The New Daily.

  • German media: Deutsche Welle.

  • Singaporean media: Strait Times, Lianhe Zaobao.

  • Irish media: Business Post.

  • Spanish media: El Mundo.

  • Russian media: Russia Today, Russian Channel One, Synergy News, Moscow Speaks.

  • Hong Kong media: South China Morning Post, Asia Times.

  • Indonesian media: Foreign Policy Talks.

  • French media: Euronews.

  • Danish media: Weekendavisen.

  • Arabic media: Asharq News.

  • Chinese media: People’s Daily