Jon Yuan Jiang is a China, Russia and Australia policy analyst; a strategic thinker and advisor on business and international affairs. He is an internationally known independent analyst and commentator across the fields of business, media, think tank and academia. He is completing his PhD soon and is open to new job opportunities. 

Work Experience

He has had very diverse career so far. As a Russian speaker, he worked as an account manager with 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, all 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 students wishing to study overseas.

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


Analytical Expertise
His interests include the Belt and Road Initiative, Sino-Australian relations, Sino-Russian relations, Post-Soviet Union areas such as Central Asia and Ukraine, the Chinese economy, business strategy in China, global economic trends, China's law, and mainstream media analysis.


Jon's analysis has had a global reach.

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

In the past less than three years, Jon has published at least 50 articles, including approximately 5 academic journal papers and 45 media and think tank pieces. There are other 5 journal articles under review now.  During this period, Jon has been interviewed more than 50 times. 

Lectures & Interviews
Jon was invited to give lectures at Shandong University and Shanghai University in China and Development Strategy Center in Uzbekistan and comment and analyse for the 

  • 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

Education Experience

Jon is currently completing his PhD in media and communication at the Queensland University of Technology, focusing on the Belt and Road Initiative.

He has completed a Master’s degree in political economy awarded from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and holds a Bachelor’s degree in international and business law from Shanghai University.

Personal Life

Jon's multicultural life extends further than just his workspace as he enjoys Russian and English classical music, and singing songs in the languages he’s fluent. He keeps a keen and open mind as he's always intrigued by discussions on religion, philosophy, history, literature and how the world works politically, economically, legally and financially. Jon has been a basketball team member since middle school, but now finds himself more at home off the court and in the pool swimming or in nature as he embraces his love for hiking.

Jon actively volunteers and enjoys chatting with people from all walks of life, as he sees connecting with people as a true and genuine expression of humanity and chance to understand life meaning.