Luo Yuan (admiral)

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Luo Yuan
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Luo Yuan
Native name
Born1950 (age 68–69)
Cangxi County, Sichuan, China
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Service/branchPeople's Liberation Army Navy Jack and Ensign People's Liberation Army Navy
RankRear Admiral
RelationsLuo Qingchang (father)

Luo Yuan (simplified Chinese: 罗援; traditional Chinese: 羅援; pinyin: Luó Yuán; born 1950), is a Chinese author, social commentator, and military theorist at the PLA Academy of Military Science. He holds the rank of rear admiral in the People's Liberation Army Navy, he is a supporter of communist orthodoxy and has expressed nationalist, anti-American and anti-western sentiments.[1]


In 1950, during the Korean War, Luo was born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province, Luo's father Luo Qingchang was a politician and revolutionary. He has six brothers and sisters. His oldest brother, Luo Kang (罗抗), was born during the Second Sino-Japanese War. His middle brother, Luo Ting (罗挺), was born during the Chinese Civil War. His fourth younger brother is Luo Zhen (罗振).[2][3]

In 1966, the Cultural Revolution was launched by Mao Zedong. Luo Qingchang was denounced as a capitalist roader and suffered political persecution. His comrades sent Luo Yuan to the army as a soldier in Yunnan Province.[2][4] In 1978, Luo was transferred back to Beijing.


  1. ^ "微博大战:复旦冯玮VS.将军罗援" (in Chinese). Ta Kung Pao. Archived from the original on 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  2. ^ a b 罗援:我们必须铭记那些为共和国流血牺牲的英雄 (in Chinese). Xinhua. Archived from the original on 2011-10-13.
  3. ^ 美国留不住中国学生 (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2005-03-18.
  4. ^ 罗援少将被质疑 (in Chinese). Radio France International. Retrieved 2013-02-25.

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