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Sun Xi

Investment Analyst

Sun Xi is a China-born alumnus of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is an independent commentary writer based in Singapore.

Mr. Sun’s writing interests focus on social and political issues in China, Singapore and Asia. His English and Chinese articles and views have appeared in a variety of major publications across the region.

As an analyst, Mr. Sun is responsible for corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) research focused on companies in mainland China. At Sustainalytics, he authored a report on the issue of food safety in China and a client brief highlighting the potential ESG implications of China’s 2013 regime change, as well as several interviews by the China Economic Review.

Mr. Sun’s previous work experience includes three years in investment information research and public relations for China’s Investment Promotion Agency within the Ministry of Commerce. Mr. Sun also participated in an internship program at the United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). His research focused on responsible investment related to ESG and corporate social responsibility issues as well as international finance, trade, foreign direct investments and regional integration and development in Asia and the Pacific.

Mr. Sun holds a master’s degree in Public Policy specializing in Economic Policy and Analysis from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He also has two bachelor’s degrees, in Management Information System and International Economic Law, from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

Articles by Sun Xi

Lee Kuan Yew’s Two Houses

Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy goes far beyond his house.

June 25, 2017

Rising Asia: Uneven Journey, Promising Future

Young Asians may not be wiser than older generations, but we share a more peace-oriented consensus.

May 13, 2016

China and Singapore are Distant Relatives at Best

Singapore’s mixed reactions towards China are historically consistent, even if they disappoint some there.

December 20, 2015

China and America: We Are Not Enemies

The two countries will have to cooperate to keep a peaceful world together.

July 9, 2014

How Are You, Asian Dream?

Is the vision of Asian unity just a mirage?

February 18, 2014

China-Japan Relations: Haunted by History, Loss of Face

Japan should apologize, but then China must move on.

January 15, 2014

The Failure of Thailand’s Democracy?

A unity coalition government may be only way out of Thailand's political impasse.

December 23, 2013

Is Singapore Happy?

How should the happiness of a society, such as Singapore, be measured?

November 10, 2013

Why Hong Kong is Unhappy

A rich business society, but with a suffering majority.

October 5, 2013