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  1. News - China

    China's Xi, mystery 'princeling', takes top spot

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 02:16pm by Agence France Presse

    ... with a sense of political entitlement, feeling that fellow “princelings” like him-- the privileged offspring of exalted Communist revolutionaries-- “deserve to rule China”.   ...

  2. News - China

    Princeling commissar Liu Yuan forfeits key role over rumoured links to Bo

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Keith Zhai

    ... General loses seat on presidium after failing to secure promotion in PLA political department General Liu Yuan , the political commissar of the People's Liberation Army's General Logistics Department, has failed to retain his membership of the p ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China

    Shanghai party boss Yu Zhengsheng open to assets scrutiny

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... yesterday. Yu, 67, a princeling who has sat on the 24-member Politburo for 10 years, drew at least 150 reporters who flocked to the Great Hall of the People for a rare chance to get close up to him. ... Jinping joined our group discussion yesterday and I was deeply impressed by his analytical remarks about the themes of the party congress," he said. Yu is best known for his princeling ...

  5. News - China

    Li Lanqing sings the praises of Jiang Zemin

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... and 17th congresses. "As the meeting will see a major power transition among the party elite, veterans from various political factions, such as the princelings, Communist Youth League, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China

    Ex-premier Li Peng's son wins fewest votes

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... the junior Li is by no means the only "princeling" - descendants of the party's revolutionary elders - or ally of political heavyweights to receive lukewarm support and barely make ...

  8. 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, ...

  10. News - China

    Cautious reformers tipped for new China leadership

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 09:46am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... anointed successor. He will take over as Communist Party boss at the congress and then as head of state in March. Xi belongs to the party’s “princeling” generation, the offspring of communist ... in the late 1990s and replacing the sacked Beijing mayor after a cover-up of the deadly Sars virus in 2003. Wang is also a princeling, son-in-law of a former vice premier and ex-standing committee ...




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