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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Cadres praise Zhang Dejiang's short stint as party chief in Chongqing

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Standing Committee. Zhang took control in Chongqing on March 14, the same day its previous leader, Bo Xilai, was removed amid a political scandal. Bo, a populist "princeling", had wielded ...

  2. Battle of men and ideas for party's future

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but viable experiment, jointly executed by an overconfident and capable princeling in Bo and a veteran economist and bureaucrat- Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan. 'Ideologically the Chongqing model ... also pointed out that the princelings, headed by Hu's heir-apparent, Vice-President Xi Jinping, will inevitably take over and are desperate to find ways out of the Hu-Wen gridlock. ...

  3. News - China - INTERNET RUMOURS

    Talk of imposters in Gu Kailai and Zhou Kehua cases shows lack of trust

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... rumours that an imposter, not the wife of a toppled party "princeling", appeared in court for her trial and sentencing in a sensational murder case, and that a man shot dead by police ...

  4. Bo unveils plan to achieve 'common prosperity'

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the wealth gap in Europe and the US to the market model and capitalism. Bo, a well-known 'princeling' as the son of a former senior party leader, launched controversial anti-triad ...

  5. Briton's death still cloaked in mystery

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The death of businessman Neil Heywood- an event key to the downfall of princeling-politician Bo Xilai- remains shrouded in mystery five months after the 41-year-old Briton was found dead in a Chongqing hotel room. Although the British government finally broke its silence this week with a lengthy statement on Heywood's November ...

  6. Mayor tries to reassure investors

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... princeling-politician whose campaign to win a seat on the ultra-powerful Politburo Standing Committee they used to champion. The municipality's GDP was about one trillion yuan (HK$1.23 trillion) last year- ...

  7. Chongqing boss speaks up amid political storm

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Embattled Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai has returned to the public eye after a conspicuous three-day absence from a series of official events amid a continuing political storm that brought down his top protege. Bo, a 'princeling' - his father was a communist revolutionary veteran - had been considered a leading contender for a spot in the party's innermost ...

  8. Remarks fuel speculation on probe of Wang

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... revolves around how his apparent rift with his former boss will affect the political future of Bo, a rising princeling-politician, as a top leadership reshuffle looms. One rumour is that Wang had ...

  9. Anti-triad hero steps up as deputy mayor

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a well-known princeling as the son of a former senior party leader, won both praise and criticism for the campaign. Some people accused him of using the publicity to boost his image in preparation ...

  10. Which way forward?

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bo the princeling could still stage a comeback. A public raised on a TV diet of dramas about palace infighting is eager for more; their imagination is running wild. But, so what if any or all ...




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