Sun Zhengcai

Born in 1963, agricultural expert Sun Zhengcai was one of China's youngest government ministers when he was appointed Minister of Agriculture in 2006. He moved to head up the Communist Party Committee in the Northeastern province of Jilin in 2009, and became Party chief in Chongqing after the 18th Communist Party Congress in November 2012. He was widely regarded as a rising star in the Party's top ranks until his downfall.