Sun Haiyan

Sun Haiyan

Former Chinese Ambassador to Singapore

Sun Haiyan was the Chinese Ambassador to Singapore from May 2022 to July 2023. She joined the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) in 1997, where she served as director-general of China Center for Contemporary World Studies, director-general of the Bureau of Public Information and Communication and director-general of the Bureau in charge of exchanges with South and Southeast Asian countries. She has also worked in Zibo City, Shandong province. She holds a LLD from Peking University, has studied in Kyushu University, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University.


Red flags fly over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, on 12 March 2023. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

Chinese ambassador to Singapore: In a tumultuous world, what should we do?

Chinese ambassador to Singapore Sun Haiyan explains China’s stand on building global security, premised on its recent position papers on the Global Security Initiative and the Ukraine crisis.
Participants run past Tiananmen Gate during the Beijing Marathon in Beijing, China, 6 November 2022. (Tingshu Wang/Reuters)

Chinese ambassador Sun Haiyan: Why not think about China in this way?

Chinese ambassador to Singapore Sun Haiyan responds to an article by Lee Huay Leng, editor-in-chief of SPH Chinese Media Group. She notes that while individual stories have to be remembered, national policies have to take into account the big picture. The difficult but necessary decisions taken on Covid management reflect this.