Jilin: Sun Zhengcai
Sun Zhengcai, a native of Rongcheng City, Shandong Province, was born in September, 1952. He graduated from Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences and had a PhD in agriculture and joined the CPC in July 1988.
Sun worked in the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Science for four years.
For a time, he was also head of Shunyi district in Beijing and secretary-general of the Beijing municipal committee of the CPC. In this period, he promoted the development of agriculture and the rural economy.
In December, 2006, he was appointed as the Secretary of Ministry of the Agriculture and in March, 2008, he was promoted to be Agriculture Minister at the first plenary session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC).
In November of 2009, he was appointed secretary of the Jilin Provincial Committee of the CPC.
He is a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.