|Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region|
29 January 2013
|Preceded by||Padma Choling|
|Born||July 1957 (age 56)
Zhag'yab County, Tibet
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Tibet University for Nationalities
Central Party School
Losang Jamcan, also spelled Losang Gyaltsen (Tibetan: བློ་བཟང་རྒྱལ་མཚན; Chinese: 洛桑江村; pinyin: Luòsāng Jiāngcūn; born July 1957), is an ethnic Tibetan politician of the People's Republic of China. He is the Chairman (governor) of Tibet Autonomous Region and former Mayor of Tibetan capital Lhasa.
Losang Jamcan was born in Zhag'yab County, Chamdo Prefecture in eastern Tibet. From December 1971 to February 1976 he attended Tibet University for Nationalities in Xianyang, Shaanxi province, studying Literature. After graduating he worked at the university for 10 years as an instructor and an official of the school Communist Youth League.
In December 1986 Losang Jamcan returned to his native Tibet, where he was the Secretary of the Communist Youth League of the autonomous region. From 1992 to 1995 he served as the Deputy Communist Party Chief and Commissioner of Nagqu Prefecture in northern Tibet. In June 1995 he was transferred to the Tibetan capital Lhasa to be its Deputy Party Chief. He was appointed Acting Mayor in September 1995, and became Mayor of Lhasa in May 1996. From 2001 to 2004 he was enrolled in the part-time postgraduate program of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, studying Marxist philosophy.
In January 2003 Losang Jamcan was promoted to Vice Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region, and Executive Vice Chairman in May 2010. On 29 January 2013 he was elected Chairman of Tibet by the "rubber stamp" Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress, succeeding Padma Choling, who became chairman of the standing committee of the congress. As the regional chairman he is subordinate to Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party Chief and top official of Tibet.
Losang Jamcan is an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
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- "洛桑江村简历" [Biography of Losang Jamcan] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
- "洛桑江村简历" [Biography of Losang Jamcan] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
|Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region
January 2013 – present