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Luo Gan (罗干) (born July 1935) is a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China and Political and Legislative Affairs Committee secretary of the People's Republic of China. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (Chinese: 中国共产党中央政治局常务委员会 pinyin: Zhōngguó GòngchÇŽndÇŽng Zhōngyāng Zhèngzhìjú Chángwù WÄ›iyuánhuì) is a committee whose membership varies between 5 and 9 and includes the top leadership of the Communist Party of China. ...


The son of prominent Chinese revolutionary Luo Ruiqing, Luo Gan was born in Shandong province and studied engineering at the Beijing Steel and Iron Institute. Luo joined the Communist Party of China in 1960. Shandong (Simplified Chinese: 山东; Traditional Chinese: 山東; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-tung) is a coastal province of eastern Peoples Republic of China. ... Bold text Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... The Communist Party of China (CPC) (official name) also known as Chinese Communist Party (CCP) (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; Pinyin: Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng) is the ruling political party of the Peoples Republic of China. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Afterwards, he moved to East Germany and spent eight years as a student at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology as well as working in steel plants. Upon returning to China, Luo continued to work in the steel industry and became Party chief of the central Henan Province in the 1980s. GDR redirects here. ... The Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (German: Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, short TUBAF) is a small German university with about 4000 students in the city of Freiberg, Saxony. ... Henan (Chinese: 河南; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ho-nan), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


Luo has developed a close relationship with Li Peng and is considered his protege. Lĭ Péng (Simplified Chinese: 李鹏, Traditional Chinese: 李鵬, Wade-Giles: Li Peng) (b. ...


Luo was appointed a state councillor in 1993 (served until 2003) and became a member of the Politburo in 1998. Serving as the security chief, he implemented the "strike hard" anti-crime campaign, which has led to increased executions, and is said to have personally directed the suppression of illegal organisations and protests such as that at the Pubugou Dam (Sichuan) in 2004, during which around 20 protestors were killed. The Politburo of the Communist Party of China ( Chinese: 中国共产党中央政治局 pinyin: Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng Zhōngyāng Zhèngzhìjú) is a group of 19 to 25 people who oversee the Communist Party of China. ...


Before the open persecution of Falun Gong in Mainland China, Luo Gan used his power twice, once in 1997 and then again in 1998, to order the Public Security Departments in China to conduct a nationwide secret investigation by systematically planting agents to investigate and collect evidence on Falun Gong, with the intention of labeling Falun Gong as an "evil cult" and to ban the practice. This secretive method of collecting evidence and "label guilty before a trial" is against the constitution of China. No evidence of crimes could be found related to Falun Gong. However, misled by the "notification," some local police departments in Jiangsu, Liaoning, Shandong, Xinjiang, Heilongjiang, Hebei and Fujian Provinces declared that group practice of Falun Gong exercises was "illegal gathering" and dispersed practitioners by force. They also broke into private residences and illegally searched and confiscated private property of Falun Gong practitioners.


After July 20, 1999, Luo Gan was the main executor to carry out Jiang's "genocide" policies against Falun Gong. From 1999 to 2002, Luo Gan directly participated in the making of a series of polices designed to map the escalation of the persecution. Luo Gan used every speech he made at various meetings to directly incite political and judiciary departments to step up the persecution of Falun Gong. He personally went to various places to oversee the execution of persecution orders. Between 2001 and 2003, Luo Gan gave at least seven public speeches urging the political and judiciary departments to regard "Falun Gong as the number one target for suppression." Since September 2000, Luo Gan has gone to Weifang City in Shandong Province, Wuhan City in Hubei Province, Nanchang City in Jiangxi Province, Changchun City in Jilin Province, Anhui Province, Liaoning Province, Jiaozuo City in Henan Province, Shenyang Province and Xingkaihu in Jixi, Heilongjiang Province to personally oversee the persecution. Evidence shows that whenever Luo Gan conducted an inspection somewhere, the arrest, torture and death toll of Falun Gong practitioners in that area would increase drastically.


Before the "16th Congress" in which the successor of China's top leaders would be chosen, Luo Gan strengthened the persecution to an extreme extent in order to obtain Jiang's approval to be promoted as a Politoburo Standing Committee member. In 2002, Luo Gan was picked as one of 9 members of the Politburo Standing Committee. CNN Senior China Analyst Willy Wo-Lap Lam commented:"The East Germany-trained conservative has won President Jiang's support for his tough crackdown on the Falun Gong and other "underground" organizations."


As the Secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the CCP Central Committee, Luo Gan used the absolute power of the "610 Office" over all levels of the ruling Party, the governmental departments and judicial systems in China to intimidate and lure all the Party and governmental units, public security departments and political and judiciary system to join the persecution of Falun Gong. He not only "praised" the criminals of the persecution nationwide, "praised" the crackdown of Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealing in Tiananmen Square, but also encouraged the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp with a largae amount of money. There is sufficient evidence that many of Luo Gan's acts as an individual have overstepped his authority, and are in breach of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China as well as the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the Convention), which China has ratified.


External links

  • Luo Gan biography @ China Vitae, online database of China VIPs
  • Luo Gan's Role in the Persecution of Falun Gong,Summarised and Supplied by the World Organization for Investigating the Persecution of Falun Gong


Members of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China
Hu Jintao | Wu Bangguo | Wen Jiabao | Jia Qinglin |
Zeng Qinghong | Huang Ju | Wu Guanzheng | Li Changchun | Luo Gan

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Luo Gan - definition of Luo Gan in Encyclopedia (190 words)
The son of prominent Chinese revolutionary Luo Ruiqing, Luo Gan was born in Shandong province and studied engineering at the Beijing Steel and Iron Institute.
Luo has developed a close relationship with Li Peng and is considered his protege.
Luo was appointed a state councillor in 1993 (served until 2003)and became a member of the Politburo in 1998.
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