Yu Gang
Vice-Mayor of Heshan
In office
Personal details
Born1968 (age 55–56)
Nan County, Yiyang, Hunan, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materRenmin University of China
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese余剛
Simplified Chinese余刚

Yu Gang (born 1968) is a former Chinese politician and former secretary of Zhou Yongkang. Before Zhou retired in 2012 and was sent to life in prison, Yu served as the deputy director of the General Office that served the Central Politics and Law Commission, a body that Zhou headed. Yu was investigated for corruption and expelled from the Chinese Communist Party in July 2014, as part of the anti-corruption campaign against Zhou Yongkang and his associates.


Yu was born and raised in Nan County, Hunan, he has two brothers and one sister.[1] In 1987, Yu was admitted to Renmin University of China, majoring in law at the School of Law. After college, Yu was assigned to the State Council of the People's Republic of China as an officer. In 2000, Yu worked as a secretary of Zhou Yongkang, who was the Minister of the Ministry of Public Security.[2][3] In 2001, Yu was transferred to Heshan as the Vice-Mayor, a position he held until 2002.

On July 2, 2014, Yu was removed from office and dismissed from the Party for serious corruption.[4]

Personal life

The Radio France Internationale reported that Yu married Tang Can, who is a Chinese military singer.[5]

See also


  1. ^ 老师赴京求见遭余刚婉拒(图). 163.com (in Chinese). 2014-07-16.
  2. ^ 余刚任某领导秘书10年信息寥寥 照片曝光(组图). china.com.cn (in Chinese). 2014.
  3. ^ 政法委办公室原副主任余刚曾被称"首长秘书". Tencent (in Chinese). 2014-07-03.
  4. ^ 中央政法委办公室原副主任余刚被开除党籍公职. CCDI (in Chinese). 2014-07-20.
  5. ^ 北京金融街银河证券一员工暴死. RFI (in Chinese). 2014-03-12.