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  1. Liu Yandong: A capable and popular princeling

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Liu Yandong , 62, the head of Communist Party's United Front Work Department, boasts a background both as a Communist Youth Leaguer and so-called princeling, a child ... is also regarded as a princeling. She attended a school for the children of senior cadres in the 1940s and 1950s started by Deng Liujin , the mother of Vice-President Zeng Qinghong . Earlier ...

  2. Small print of anti-graft regulations lets the princelings off the hook

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and he is likely to tell you that corruption is mostly rampant among the so-called princelings - children and relatives of the top government and party leaders. The children and wives of top ... probably, they are unwilling to. It is public knowledge that many princelings have set up their own businesses or worked for leading foreign investment banks and multinationals at home and abroad, ...

  3. News - China

    The rise of Xi Jinping, China's next leader

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... hierarchy. Even so, very little is known about the man himself apart from his enviable pedigree and the sketchy details found in his official résumé. He is the "princeling" son of Xi ... national party congress next month, has been overshadowed by a slew of damning intra-party scandals, including the downfall of a fellow princeling politician, Bo Xilai, and swirling rumours about ...

  4. News - 18th Party Congress - POLITICS

    Former China president Jiang Zemin played key role in punishing Bo Xilai, say analysts

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to their leadership. But their plan to punish Bo to the fullest extent of the law met much resistance, due to Bo's pedigree as the "princeling" son of a revolutionary elder and his popularity ... princeling, and prove that he was the country's most capable leader, Lau said. The issue was so important to Jiang, who retired from formal party office, that Lau said it was possible he attended ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Hu Jintao aide pays price for fatal Ferrari crash scandal

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, CHOI CHI-YUK, Minnie Chan, Kwong Man-ki

    ... the "princeling" son of the late party veteran Chen Yun, was also made a vice-chairman despite 27 opposition votes, considered high among those whose parents were senior party officials. Other new ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping completes rapid transfer of power

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... from the party because he is one of the princelings, who believe that they should inherit leadership." Zhang said Xi was shaping up to be a very different leader from Hu, whose leadership ...

  7. Another star graduate of the Shanghai school

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... A 'princeling' with experience running two of the mainland's most prosperous provinces, Mr Xi maintained a low profile in Shanghai. But he can take credit for successfully hosting the Special ... the 'princelings', and local people may feel disappointed,' said a Shanghai university professor who asked not to be identified. Mr Xi is the son of a communist revolutionary, Xi Zhongxun , who was once ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA leadership changes reflect a fine balancing act

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... interests," Hu said. Meanwhile, Zhang Youxia belongs to Xi's princelings faction - the descendants of party veterans - as the son of General Logistics Department director Zhang Zongxun . In 1947, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China

    Air force commander Xu Qiliang looks set for elevation

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... "princelings" - the children of communist veterans - have dominated high-ranking positions in the PLA. There have long been rumours that Xu is one of them, and owes his rise to being the son of late ... the princeling group following the downfall of former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai . Two rising military stars close to Bo have seen their chances of becoming director of the PLA's General ...




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