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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. Faction a good training ground for future leaders

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the 1980s, competing with the princeling faction representing the offspring of former party leaders. Founded in Shanghai and other cities in August 1920 as the Socialist Youth League to prepare ... of his non-controversial record and loyalty and concerns that then-president Jiang Zemin would prefer a successor from his own Shanghai faction. Compared with the Shanghai and princelings ...

  3. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Follow the money along the road to ruin of Deng's vision

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... William Pesek China's wealthy princelings are derailing the party's plan to lift living standards for all Follow the money along the road to ruin of Deng's vision China has ... hadn't counted on was how their children would foul things up. By harnessing the trust of the state and top-level political connections, these princelings are reaping outsized benefits from ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bo Xilai case shows scale of corruption in party

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... struck the biggest blow yet in the campaign against corruption. The indictment of "princeling" Bo Xilai, once a contender for the inner ruling sanctum of the Politburo, covers a range ...


    Jiang Zemin's allies set to eclipse Hu Jintao's on new Standing Committee

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... reforms. The line-up is now almost certain. Immediately after the downfall of political heavyweight and "princeling" Bo Xilai, many analysts saw it as a victory for Hu's camp. ... princeling- or son of a party elder- known for his strong connections and adroit handling of complex relationships, is tipped to take over from Wu Bangguo as Jiang's trusted ally Zhang Dejiang, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Does China model herald a post-democratic future?

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... something that did: for example, Deng's reforms…" Of course, he plays fast and sometimes very loose with inconvenient facts, such as the role of the princelings, the ways of measuring ...

  7. Leaked us cable sheds light on Hu faction

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the cable. Xi, a princeling, got the Shanghai job in March 2007 with the support of some party elders. The cable said that Hu, who had an image as a conservative politician, was not very fond of princelings- sons and daughters of senior officials- but he found that working with them was part of 'the cost of doing business' and could accord him certain benefits. Hu, according ...

  8. Xi criticises cadres for personal excess

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... gripped the nation and disrupted plans for a drama-free transition this year. Until his fall, Bo, like Xi, was the prominent 'princeling' son of a famous revolutionary-era figure ...

  9. Bo keen to prove his loyalty

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... public appearances indicated Beijing may have already forgiven him. Bo, considered a 'princeling' because his father was a revolutionary veteran, 'is unlikely to be punished ...

  10. News - 18th Party Congress - ANALYSIS: CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Fall of Bo Xilai could boost progress of political reform, say analysts

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... intent to crack down on corruption, with no mercy shown even to once-favoured officials and 'princelings'." China has generated vast wealth through market reforms. But when riches ...




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