Losang Jamcan

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Losang Jamcan
བློ་བཟང་རྒྱལ་མཚན
洛桑江村
Chairman of the People's Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region
Assumed office
15 January 2017
Preceded by Padma Choling
Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region
In office
29 January 2013 – 15 January 2017
Preceded by Padma Choling
Succeeded by Che Dalha
Personal details
Born July 1957 (age 60)
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་མཚནWylie: blo-bzang rgyal-mtshan, Lhasa dialect IPA: lósɑ̀ŋ cɛ̀ːt͡sɛ̃́; 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 President of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress Standing Committee, and former Chairman (governor) of Tibet Autonomous Region and Mayor of Tibetan capital Lhasa.[1][2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Losang Jamcan was born in Zhag'yab County, Chamdo Prefecture in eastern Tibet.[5] 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.[3][4]

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.[5][3][4]

In January 2003 Losang Jamcan was promoted to Vice Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region, and Executive Vice Chairman in May 2010.[3][4] On 29 January 2013 he was elected Chairman of Tibet by the Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress, succeeding Padma Choling, who became chairman of the standing committee of the congress.[1][2] As the regional chairman he is subordinate to Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party Chief and top official of Tibet.[1] On 15 January 2017, he was elected as the President of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress Standing Committee.[6]

Losang Jamcan is an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[5][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "China appoints new Tibet governor, hardline policies to remain". Reuters. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b "New Tibet chairman vows further reform". China Daily. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 洛桑江村简历 [Biography of Losang Jamcan] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ a b c d e 洛桑江村简历 [Biography of Losang Jamcan] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  5. ^ a b c "Losang Gyaltsen". China Vitae. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  6. ^ "洛桑江村当选西藏自治区人大常委会主任 齐扎拉当选西藏自治区主席". Xinhua. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Padma Choling
Chairman of the People's Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region
2017–
Incumbent
Government offices
Preceded by
Padma Choling
Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region
2013–2017
Succeeded by
Che Dalha