Born in Putuo, Zhejiang Province, Chai joined the Communist Party of China in September 1961. He was appointed acting governor of Zhejiang in April 1997, and was confirmed as governor in January 1998. He served this post till October 2002. 
Chai was an alternate member of 14th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of 15th and 16th Central Committees of CPC.
- "Biography of Chai Songyue". China Vitae. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
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