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  1. Princelings no longer confined to the party

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Reshuffles in the ranks of the People's Liberation Army have given rise to a new phenomenon- the 'princeling generals'- with the latest to be promoted a son ... supreme command- in the next party leadership reshuffle in 2012. Zhang's promotion is not the first for a so-called princeling general. President Hu Jintao has promoted three officers, ...

  2. Princelings in the spotlight

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... or princelings as they are commonly known. After receiving an award as one of the top 10 outstanding young Chinese in Britain in May, Bo Guagua, a son of Chongqing Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai ... than 90 per cent of the 3,220 richest mainlanders with assets valued over 100 million yuan (HK$113.6 million) are princelings. Mainland officials have privately admitted that repeated efforts ...

  3. 'Unfashionable' princeling finds himself in fashion

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The word 'princelings' is not a term of endearment. On the mainland, it's more likely to mean someone who is pampered, privileged, undeserving, egoistic and probably unscrupulous. They are where they are in society because they were born with the right family names within the Chinese Communist Party hierarchy. But a new generation of princelings ...

  4. Rage against the rich

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... millionaires, those with assets of 100 million yuan (HK$113.3 million) or more, are children of senior Communist Party cadres. The 'princeling'' phenomenon, where the son or daughter of a top official also rises, has been well documented in the international media. But it is rare for them to be outed so publicly at home. Normally, the domestic press presents the princelings ...

  5. Is it next stop Beijing for Bo aboard the Chongqing express?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, a princeling politician with a populist touch, is the biggest winner in the municipality's war against organised crime gangs. ... a vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, it would be a crucial step to consolidating his status as heir apparent to President Hu Jintao. Like Xi, Bo is a princeling- the name given ...

  6. A sign the power game has changed in Beijing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is opaque, the party understands it needs to be more transparent, accountable and less corrupt if it is to maintain the legitimacy to rule. Xi is a good example of the new system. A princeling whose ... factions': he is apparently not Hu's favourite but is acceptable to all sides at the top echelon of power. He is also a leader of the so-called princeling group in which Hu's power base ...

  7. English language education remains a vital investment for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an opportunity to meet student representatives and attend some school assemblies. I have yet to meet any 'princesses and princelings', but I have been highly impressed by the energy ...

  8. Flaunting of wealth and privilege undesirable

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... privileges cannot be denied even when in disgrace. Speaking of red aristocracy, it seems some communist princelings and princesses really see themselves as aristocrats. It has now become something ...

  9. Mystery, little substance, in plenum's wake

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... includes Xi and many other princelings- or the children of party elders. Xi's lack of strong military experience can hardly be a reason to deny his promotion because neither Hu nor Jiang had ... 1980s, and many of the princelings have taken up important positions in the military. Some analysts have suggested that Xi's appointment may have been approved but will be announced after ...

  10. Top official endorses Chongqing crackdown

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clique known as the 'princelings'- the offspring of top leaders. An article on China News Service's website said the Chongqing government had publicised Zhou's support ...




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