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  1. Graft laws won't succeed until the princelings bow

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... leaders, collectively known as 'princelings'. The letter- signed by more than 50 officials and intellectuals and addressed to President Hu Jintao, the NPC and CPPCC- suggested ... not be able to find jobs. While there is nothing wrong with princelings engaged in business activities, what gets the blood of ordinary mainlanders boiling is that those princelings take advantage ...

  2. SOE staff barred from owning shares in affiliates

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... transactions believed to have involved certain 'princelings' or children of mainland leaders. One high-profile case was Shandong Luneng, which was set up in 1995 as an SOE. It became ...

  3. Rubber stamp or not, annual session bears watching closely

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of President Hu Jintao's most trusted allies and a 'princeling'- as the children of party veterans are known. Ms Liu, 62, appears to be as amiable as retiring Vice-Premier Wu Yi ...

  4. Summer Games' success may clear the way for rising star

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Jintao when the latter steps down in five years. Mr Xi, a 'princeling' whose father was a communist revolutionary, is trusted by Mr Hu, even though his privileged background might ...

  5. Royal times are over for the dethroned Prince of Pot

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... With no princeling in the wings to replace him, Emery's jail term could spell the end of Canada's legalisation movement. The pot torch looks ready to be extinguished. Tomorrow: New York ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... if it is an understatement to call China International Capital Corp chief executive Levin Zhu a princeling. He is an offspring of Zhu Yuanzhang, the Buddhist monk turned general who overthrew Mongolian rule to found ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... from Cheung Kong), up almost 20 per cent. To put things into perspective, the elder princeling made HK$265,000 per day, HK$11,000 per hour, HK$184 per minute and HK$3 per second. Among ...

  8. Keep it in the family: the fast track to leadership

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... called 'princelings', dabble in politics; presumably, their business involvement is far too lucrative to make it attractive. Yet, somehow in Hong Kong, it has been deemed ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... below 40 from ultra-wealthy families. Hong Kong's largest group of princelings has a mission to band together for good civic causes locally and on the mainland, its first project being ...

  10. The 'eight immortals' who jockeyed for control of a nation

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'princelings'- who went on to dominate the military, state-owned enterprises and government. The 'eight' continued, however, to be a force in retirement or in some cases, semi-retirement, until ...



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