Sun Zhengcai

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Sun Zhengcai
孙政才
Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 2012
Preceded by Zhang Dejiang
Communist Party Secretary of Jilin Province
In office
November 2009 – November 2012
Preceded by Wang Min
Succeeded by Wang Rulin
Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China
In office
December 2006 – December 2009
Premier Wen Jiabao
Preceded by Du Qinglin
Succeeded by Han Changfu
Personal details
Born September 1963 (age 51)
Wendeng, Shandong
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Qingdao Agricultural University
China Agricultural University
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun.
Sun Zhengcai
Simplified Chinese 孙政才
Traditional Chinese 孫政才

Sun Zhengcai (Chinese: 孙政才; born September 1963) is a Chinese politician and prominent regional official. Since November 2012, Sun has been the Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing municipality and a member of the Politburo. Prior to that, he served as the Party Secretary of Jilin province, and Minister of Agriculture of China.

Sun is the youngest member of the 18th Politburo of the Communist Party of China, and only one of two members born after 1960, the other being Hu Chunhua. As such, Sun is considered to be a leading candidate for atop leadership position in the "6th Generation of Chinese leadership".

Career[edit]

Sun joined the Communist Party of China in July 1988. He has been a researcher of agricultural science in Beijing, and held many political positions in the Beijing region. In February 2002, he became the Party Secretary of the Shunyi District outside of Beijing. After serving concurrently as secretary general of the Beijing CPC Committee, in December 2006, the 25th plenary session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress appointed him head of the Ministry of Agriculture.[1] As one of the youngest provincial-level leaders, Sun is considered as a promising candidate for the sixth-generation leaders of the Communist Party. He is a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Sun later served as secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and concurrently standing committee Chairman of the Provincial People's Assembly.

In November 2012, after the 18th CPC National Congress, he was appointed a member of the 18th Politburo and replaced Zhang Dejiang as party chief of Chongqing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 快讯:孙政才任农业部部长 (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Sun Zhengcai appointed Party chief of Chongqing". China.org.cn. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Zhang Dejiang
Communist Party Chief of Chongqing
2012–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Wang Min
Communist Party Chief of Jilin
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Wang Rulin
Political offices
Preceded by
Du Qinglin
Minister of Agriculture of China
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Han Changfu