Jonas Söderström started as an intern at UI's Asia Programme, from November 2016. He graduated from Peking University with a major in international relations. Jonas' main focus of study is China's interest and behavior in the Arctic region.
Jonas Söderström studied Mandarin for three years before he took a bachelor degree in international relations at Peking University. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin and has extensive experience of the Chinese educational system. During his time in Beijing, Jonas was working with marketing at a Swedish consulting firm. He was also involved in the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, working with improving and further developing the Swedish Young Professionals, a social platform for young Swedish people in Beijing. At UI, Jonas will be working with interpreting and explaining China's behavior in the Arctic region and its relations and cooperation with the Arctic countries, especially the Nordic nations.
Areas of expertise: China, China in the Arctic