SCMP says in its report “Sun Zhengcai is being tipped as a future top leader” that being one of the youngest provincial party chiefs, Sun Zhengcai is tipped to be a future top leader for his efforts in booming Jilin.
“He was once the youngest government minister on the mainland. Now he serves as one of the youngest provincial party chiefs, and is a powerful contender for a future top leadership post.
“Sun Zhengcai , 49, became party secretary of Jilin province in 2009. Jilin joined ‘the trillionaire GDP club’ last year, when its economic output hit 1.04 trillion yuan (HK$1.3 trillion), a 14 per cent rise on the previous year. By comparison, the nation’s average growth rate was 9.2 per cent.
“The achievement was highlighted in special coverage on the province carried on August 8 by People’s Daily, the Communist Party‘s mouthpiece, as part of a propaganda warm-up for the leadership transition. The province’s fiscal income in 2011 was 2.5 times higher than in 2006, while the per-person disposable income of urban and rural residents increased 1.8 and 2.1 times respectively during the five years, the newspaper said.”
However, we know nothing yet whether he is a reformist, especially his attitude towards political reform, but his promotion without faction or princeling background proves that there are prospects for talents to rise to the top in China now.
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