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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 with a record in politics

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhongxun and one of the elite princelings. He joined the Communist Youth League in 1971 and joined the Communist Party in 1974. He has a strong track record working at the local government level ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... the bao shou pai (conservative faction) and zao fan pai (rebels) from the Cultural Revolution. When Xi Jinping says today that the princelings are China's "legitimate heirs" ... Weiguang, a former rebel red guard, remembers that, during a marriage ceremony in Beijing in the first half of the 1990s, princelings shouted out: "If we had not had such wise fathers who ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... a popular destination for overseas education by "princelings"- the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters- of senior Chinese officials. Former premier Wen Jiabao's son, Winston ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping's mother praises father's influence on their children in article

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 04:04am by Zhang Hong

    ... of Xi Zhongxun, including one at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Tuesday. Xi Jinping is the first leader of communist China to have come from the "princeling" class. In her ... legacy is in the interest of the princelings," said Zhang Lifan, a political affairs analyst in Beijing.   ...

  6. News - China

    Xi soaks up limelight on first day in charge of nation

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... delay to the start of the show. Analysts noted Xi's rather impressive debut will probably give the princeling leader more leeway when he has to confront the many pressing and demanding ... Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan , both princelings as well, were the main standouts. They almost overshadowed Li Keqiang , who now ranks second in the pecking order and is on track to replace Premier Wen ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Beijing's antigraft crackdown forces foreign firms to rethink business practices in China

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 11:31am by George Chen, JOANNA CHIU

    ... George Chen and Joanna Chiu Recent scandals have highlighted multinationals' hiring of princelings, putting pressure on Beijing to crack down on murky corporate practices Pruning ... often known as princelings. “The times are different now. You’ve got new leaders in China who have new ideas about how to manage the country and improve their own image as leaders,” said ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Xi vs Abe: A tale of two leaders locked in a stand-off

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 12:05pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... two so-called “lost decades”, amend its war-renouncing constitution and take a more positive view of Japan’s past with the slogan: “Take back Japan”. Xi, 60, the “princeling” son ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi calls for Maoist indoctrination for the younger generation

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... faction led by former president Jiang Zemin , the Communist Youth League led by Xi's predecessor Hu Jintao , and the princelings - the sons of revolutionary leaders like Xi. Kerry Brown, ...

  10. News - China

    Hot topics loom at Beidaihe summer summit as Chinese leaders meet to discuss reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... will be controversial as it will not satisfy all the various factions within the party, certain retired leaders and the princelings [their children]. And any deal will also be debated among the public." Bo was considered a "princeling" himself as the son of former vice-premier and Long March veteran Bo Yibo. He gained popularity for his crackdown on triad-style gangs and a campaign to foster ...




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