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Luo Yuan
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Luo Yuan
Native name 罗援
Born 1950 (age 68–69)
Place of birth Cangxi County, Sichuan, China
Allegiance Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Republic of China
Service/branch Naval Ensign of China People's Liberation Army Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Relations Luo Qingchang (father)

Luo Yuan (Script error), 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Script error), was born during the Second Sino-Japanese War. His middle brother, Luo Ting (罗挺Script error), was born during the Chinese Civil War. His fourth younger brother is Luo Zhen (罗振Script error).[1][2]

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.[1][3] In 1978, Luo was transferred back to Beijing.


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