Born in 1945, Zhejiang native Yu Zhengsheng graduated from Harbin's Military Engineering Institute specializing in the design of automated missiles. Yu was mayor of Qingdao and Yantai in his early political career. His brother Yu Qiangsheng defected to the US in 1985, dealing a heavy blow to Yu's political career. Yu became Minister of Construction in 1998, became a Politburo member in 2002, and Shanghai party chief in 2007. He was promoted to the Communist Party's top body, the 7-member Politburo Standing Commitee, during the 18th Party Congress in November 2012.
Who said it?
We need to more strictly follow the socialist path of political development with Chinese characteristics
New CPPCC chief Yu Zhengsheng
Any time you adopt a groundbreaking policy, special interests will sue. That's America
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, after a court blocked a ban on large sodas
I don't care what some kids think, it's society's consensus
Beijing-loyalist educator Wong Kwan-yu on protests against national education