Yang Gang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Gaocheng, Hebei province. He was born in 1953, entered the work force in 1969 and joined the CPC in 1976.
He spent most of his career in various political and government posts in Xinjiang Autonomous Region. He also served in the provincial CYLC and CPC Turpan Prefectural Party Committee. He was Deputy Secretary of CPC Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Committee from 2006 to 2008, Vice-Chairman of Xinjiang Autonomous Region People's Government from 2008 to 2010.
He is an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and in 2011 he became Deputy Director of the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.