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is a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China
The Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China is a committee consisting of the top leadership of the Communist Party of China, whose membership varies between 5 and 9 people. The inner workings of the PSC are not well known, although it is believed that decisions of the PSC are...
and former Political and Legislative Affairs Committee secretary of the People's Republic of China
China , officially the People's Republic of China , is the most populous country in the world, with over 1.3 billion citizens. Located in East Asia, the country covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometres...
Luo Gan studied engineering at the Beijing Steel and Iron Institute
The University of Science and Technology Beijing , formerly known as Beijing Steel and Iron Institute before 1988, is a national key university in Beijing, China. USTB's metallurgy and materials science programmes is highly regarded in China.-History:The university was founded in 1952 from the...
. Luo joined the Communist Party of China in 1960.
Afterwards, he moved to East Germany and spent eight years as a student at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg is a small German University of Technology with about 5000 students in the city of Freiberg, Saxony...
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
Henan , is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. Its one-character abbreviation is "豫" , named after Yuzhou , a Han Dynasty state that included parts of Henan...
Province in the 1980s.
Luo has developed a close relationship with Li Peng
Li Peng served as the fourth Premier of the People's Republic of China, between 1987 and 1998, and the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislative body, from 1998 to 2003. For much of the 1990s Li was ranked second in the Communist Party of China ...
and is considered his protégé. He was appointed as the Minister of Labor from April to December in 1988.
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 blamed to have 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
The Pubugou Dam is concrete face rock-fill embankment dam on the Dadu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province...
protest in 2004. He was also instrumental in the Falun Gong
Falun Gong is a spiritual discipline first introduced in China in 1992 by its founder, Li Hongzhi, through public lectures. It combines the practice of meditation and slow-moving qigong exercises with the moral philosophy...
As the oldest member of the Politburo Standing Committee, he retired after the CPC's 17th Party Congress
The 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was held in Beijing, China, at the Great Hall of the People from 15 to 21 October 2007. The Congress marked significant shift in the political direction of the country as CPC General Secretary Hu Jintao solidified his position of leadership...
in the fall of 2007.