Sharon Zhengyang Sun
Trade Policy Economist
Sharon Zhengyang Sun is the Trade Policy Economist at the Canada West Foundation in Calgary, Alberta, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation. She specializes in research on international trade policy for China and the Asia Pacific. Ms. Sun is a Ph.D. candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.
Ms. Sun has a long-standing research interest in China-Canada commercial relations and China’s free trade agreement (FTA) behaviours and effectiveness. Her broader interest focuses on the impact of Asia Pacific region’s FTAs on trade and trade infrastructure. Some of Ms. Sun’s work includes China’s industrial policy, Made-in-China 2025’s impacts on Canadian trade, Western Canadian provincial export opportunities with Japan under the CPTPP, and addressing Chinese non-tariff barriers on Canadian agricultural exports, among other trade agreement and trade related issues.
Prior to joining Canada West Foundation, she was an associate researcher with the Centre for Trade Policy and Law and an instructor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.
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