1. From Political Star to ‘a Sacrificial Object’ in China ...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/world/asia/china-xi-jinping-sun...

    Jul 22, 2017 · The fall of Sun Zhengcai, a party secretary, is seen as a warning that President Xi Jinping will play succession politics by his own ruthless rules.

  2. China leadership contender Sun Zhengcai under ...

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    Chinese leader Sun Zhengcai, a contender for top leadership, has been put under investigation ahead of a Communist Party congress in the autumn where Xi Jinping will ...

  3. Chongqing Vows to Support the Central Committee’s …

    thediplomat.com/2017/07/...central-committees-decision-on-sun-zhengcai

    Hours after the announcement that Sun is under investigation, Chongqing stated its resolution to uphold central authority.

  4. Former rising political star Sun Zhengcai now under ...

    shanghaiist.com/2017/07/25/sun-zhengcai.php

    Jul 25, 2017 · Once considered a serious candidate to be promoted to the top echelons of power, Sun Zhengcai's prospects no longer look so bright after it was announced ...

  5. CCP's Former Rising Star Sun Zhengcai Faces Probe - …

    chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/07/ex-chongqing-party-chief-investigation

    Jul 17, 2017 · Sun Zhengcai, the Party Secretary of Chongqing and a member of China’s Politburo once seen as a possible successor to President Xi Jinping, has been ...

  6. Why Xi Jinping Removed a Potential Candidate for the …

    www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2272086-why-xi-jinping-removed-a...

    The probe of Sun Zhengcai suggests that Xi is finalizing his power consolidation, and has greater political ambitions.

  7. Former Political Star in China Is Under Party ...

    https://www.nytimes.com/.../asia/china-xi-jinping-sun-zhengcai.html

    Jul 24, 2017 · Officials said Sun Zhengcai, fired this month as party secretary of the city of Chongqing, was suspected of “grave violations of discipline.”

  8. China up close: Xi tears up succession script with ...

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Features/China-up-close/Xi-tears-up...

    TOKYO -- In a surprise move that sent shock waves through China's political sphere, the Communist Party announced on July 15 that Sun Zhengcai, once a

  9. Chen Min’er | Chinese Leaders

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    Chen Min’er 陈敏尔. Party Secretary of Chongqing. 1960. Widely tipped as a future leader of the PRC

  10. China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member - yahoo.com

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    Jul 24, 2017 · Sun Zhengcai (C) speaking during the Anhui province opening session as part of the National People's Congress in Beijing in March (AFP Photo/WANG ZHAO)