Charlie Lyons Jones is a former intern at the Lowy Institute and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from the University of Melbourne and has also studied at Peking University, Fudan University and National Taiwan University. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Charlie has interned at the Commercial Section of the Australian Embassy in Beijing. Charlie's articles have featured in publications such as The Strategist and Global Risk Insights. In 2017, Charlie made two submissions to the Australian Government's Foreign Policy White Paper, one of which was discussed at the Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit in Beijing. Charlie's main interests are in military affairs across East Asia, especially in China and Taiwan.