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  1. Princelings lobby behind the scenes for more democracy

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... political struggle', with so-called princelings, the children of the nation's founding revolutionaries, forming a lobby and urging more democracy. With the heir apparent to the party's top job, Xi Jinping, being one of the princelings, ordinary people might expect the princelings' agenda to advance more easily following a change of leadership. Xi's father, Xi ...

  2. 'Princeling' surprised by his broadcaster's 'scoop'

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Consultative Conference, the central government's top advisory body. He also comes from a so-called 'red princeling' family. Wang, who has lived in Hong Kong for about two decades, ...

  3. Liu Yuan- a princeling with a humble image

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was that this princeling- the term for a child of a former high-ranking party official- was capable and humble when he worked in Henan and the People's Liberation Army armed police. Like many of his princeling ... worked as a local cadre in Sinxiang county, Henan, as his mother, Wang Guangmei, suggested. 'Liu never put on airs when he worked with us, as other so-called princelings did,' former ...

  4. Princeling pair's photos spark romance talk

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... many see as communist China's aristocracy. There is talk of an unprecedented marriage between 'princelings'. Bo, 23, is the son of rising Communist Party star Bo Xilai ... central bank deputy governor. The so-called 'princeling' class of descendants of the mainland's top leaders have been the subject of intense speculation among internet users because ...

  5. A princeling rises through the ranks

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... of Xi a year later. As son of a party veteran, Xi Jinping is not alone in having such a background in the PLA top brass. The list of so-called princelings includes Liu Yuan of the Academy ... for another generation. Xi's princeling background and close working relations with the PLA top brass will prove particularly critical in defending the interests of the regime against ...

  6. Widening the 'gene pool' of our advisers

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the appointment of the Hong Kong-equivalent of 'princelings' to the Central Policy Unit. Even though the government suffers poor approval ratings, there may be some truth in the claim that Lau ... (in the broad sense) or innovation policy. Legislators have hit the nail on the head in noting that during Lau's tenure, far more princelings- the offspring of Hong Kong's rich ...

  7. Commissar role puts Liu Shaoqi son in top spot for job at CMC

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a political commissar of the People's Liberation Army's General Logistics Department. Liu, 60, a prominent figure among the Communist Party's so-called princelings- descendants ... Military Region, as the front runner to replace Xu. Zhang Haiyang, a son of former CMC vice-chairman Zhang Zhen, is also regarded as a princeling. Apart from the CMC vice-chairmanship, the three ...

  8. Avoiding the storm

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make a direct claim on the right to govern; future leaders, especially the 'princelings' who have been chosen to take power next year, could no longer do so. The new generation who have contributed nothing to the revolution cannot govern China through the revolutionary credit inherited from their fathers. Secondly, the princelings- the descendants of the first generation ...

  9. Bo Xilai paints Chongqing red

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... and a clampdown on triad bosses and their friends in government in a high-profile, three-day visit to Chongqing early last month. Xi and Bo are considered dominant members of the 'princelings ...

  10. Hong Kong can't afford to stand still

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Authority for enabling a small group of providers to benefit outrageously at public expense; James Tien Pei-chun, fellow Shanghainese textile princeling and fine wine connoisseur; David Li Kwok-po, ... a princeling, particularly one from a Shanghainese family. A China for whom the pursuit of wealth has become an end in itself, rather than a means to the greatest happiness of the greatest number, ...




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