Sun Wensheng, male, Han nationality, is a native of Weihai, Shandong Province. Born in 1942, he graduated from the Shandong Institute of Metallurgy in 1963 and joined the CPC in 1966.
Sun had a multi-faceted career in business, provincial party and governmental politics and at the national level. A metallurgist by training, he held a number of positions at the Zhuzhou Metallurgical Plant in Hunan Province. From there, he moved to party positions in the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, where he served as head of the Organization Department, a member of the Standing Committee and deputy secretary. He then moved to Shanxi province, where he was deputy secretary of the CPC Shanxi Provincial Committee. After serving as vice-governor and acting governor of Shanxi province in 1993, he was twice elected governor of the province. In 1993, the All-China Women's Association granted him the title "Friend of Women." In 2001, he was appointed vice-minister of land resources.
Sun served as the Minister of Land and Resources from 2003-2007 and was a member of the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees and an alternate member of the 12th and 13th CPC Central Committees.