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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    The Son also Rises: nepotism doesn't disappear in China, it just gets a promotion

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... by a different name, guan er dai- the second-generation government officials, or princelings, particularly those of top mainland leaders. While they may no longer go around beating people or abducting ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Allies, aides and kin of former political leaders join CPPCC presidium

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... of descendants of revolutionary leaders, or so-called princelings, including Deng Nan, Deng Xiaoping's daughter; Chen Yuan, the son of conservative former party veteran Chen Yun; Li Xiaolin, ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Peng's son, Li Xiaopeng, appointed acting governor of Shanxi

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a princeling. "It is definitely a result of his father's intervention," said Chen Ziming, a Beijing-based political affairs analyst. Many bloggers said the promotion was symptomatic ... of late premier Zhou Enlai. Chen said that made father and son princelings. However, having least votes for alternate membership of the Central Committee is not always a hindrance to political ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's dream of transformation

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by LANXIN XIANG

    ... modernists are not averse to the idea because the dream leaves space for further liberalisation of the system; and the communist veterans and their descendants, the princelings, feel ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Can problem-solver Wang Qishan get the job done on graft?

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... some big cases, he might make a change." Analysts said Wang had the confidence to take action thanks to his strong connections and his "princeling" background. His father ... would also be backed by Xi, another princeling. "He will definitely prove himself to be more capable and make more noise than his predecessors, such as He Guoqiang," Lau said. ...

  8. 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

    ... was removed amid a political scandal. Bo, a populist "princeling", had wielded immense influence over the city. "Comrade Zhang threw himself heart and soul into his work of reform, ...

  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi learns from Castro and Putin in graft fight

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... But it goes without saying that this well-known measure advocated by Deng failed miserably as the children of senior cadres, known as princelings, simply ignored Deng's diktat and went ...

  10. 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 ...




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