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  1. Princelings lobby behind the scenes for more democracy

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trend 'in a domestic 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 ...

  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. 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.   ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China

    Xi soaks up limelight on first day in charge of nation

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

    ... give the princeling leader more leeway when he has to confront the many pressing and demanding challenges ahead that require a lot more than media savvy and personal charisma to handle. Xi was, however, not the only Politburo Standing Committee member on stage who won applause. Newcomers Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan, both princelings as well, were the main standouts. They almost ...

  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

    The rise of Xi Jinping, China's next leader

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

    ... résumé. He is the "princeling" son of Xi Zhongxun, a former revolutionary general and vice-premier and one of China's first generation of communist leaders. Xi's final ascent to the pinnacle of power, to be confirmed at the 18th national party congress next month, has been overshadowed by a slew of damning intra-party scandals, including the downfall of a fellow princeling ...




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