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  1. Liu Yandong: A capable and popular princeling

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Liu Yandong , 62, the head of Communist Party's United Front Work Department, boasts a background both as a Communist Youth Leaguer and so-called princeling, a child ... is also regarded as a princeling. She attended a school for the children of senior cadres in the 1940s and 1950s started by Deng Liujin , the mother of Vice-President Zeng Qinghong . Earlier ...

  2. Small print of anti-graft regulations lets the princelings off the hook

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and he is likely to tell you that corruption is mostly rampant among the so-called princelings - children and relatives of the top government and party leaders. The children and wives of top ... probably, they are unwilling to. It is public knowledge that many princelings have set up their own businesses or worked for leading foreign investment banks and multinationals at home and abroad, ...

  3. Princeling with a record in politics

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhongxun and one of the elite princelings. He joined the Communist Youth League in 1971 and joined the Communist Party in 1974. He has a strong track record working at the local government level ...

  4. Princeling to be new Shanghai party chief

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... surprise because he was one of the most prominent princelings- children of former top government officials and party elders. His father is the late Xi Zhongxun, a former top party official. ...

  5. Outsider's Shanghai posting offers glimpse into the changes to come

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... princelings. The significance of Mr Xi's appointment can hardly be lost in the mainland's corridors of power, considering that he is the first outsider to head Shanghai for at least 20 years. ... overseas analysts have noted that Mr Xi was chosen for his new job partly because, as a princeling, he was acceptable to both Mr Jiang's Shanghai powerbase and Mr Hu's power base ...

  6. Another star graduate of the Shanghai school

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... A 'princeling' with experience running two of the mainland's most prosperous provinces, Mr Xi maintained a low profile in Shanghai. But he can take credit for successfully hosting the Special ... the 'princelings', and local people may feel disappointed,' said a Shanghai university professor who asked not to be identified. Mr Xi is the son of a communist revolutionary, Xi Zhongxun , who was once ...

  7. Hu's allies rise as Jiang's supporters fall out of favour

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hu's power base, and the 'princelings', the sons and daughters of incumbent, retired and deceased leaders. The new members who cut their teeth in the Youth League include Ling Jihua, ... 'tuanpai' or Youth League faction, was elected a full member despite being neither a full nor an alternate member at the previous congress. Among the 19 princelings voted to the committee were new ...

  8. Wang Qishan: From tour guide to troubleshooter

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Beijing mayor Wang Qishan's experience in handling Sars and preparations for the Olympics qualified him to move into the Politburo. But doubts over the 59-year-old princeling's abilities remain. It is difficult to imagine how Mr Wang, a former museum tour guide in Shaanxi could have become the mayor of Beijing without some help from his father-in-law, former ...

  9. Swindlers cash in on guanxi ethos

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Deception by people posing as senior party members, military leaders or their relatives has become common as swindlers exploit a deep-rooted practice of solving problems through guanxi, the state-run Legal Daily newspaper reported yesterday. 'Recently, scams which involve [swindlers] posing as high-ranking officials, their princelings or military and police officers ...

  10. Rules out soon on power sector staff share ban

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... involved a number of 'princelings' or children of mainland leaders. ...




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