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  1. Fake princeling 'scammed stars out of millions'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Nearly 30 Olympic medallists and showbiz celebrities were swindled out of about 60 million yuan (HK$73.6 million) in bogus housing and car deals orchestrated by a woman pretending to be a 'princeling'- a child of a senior Communist Party figure- according to prosecutors. Hearings in the high-profile fraud case began on Tuesday ...

  2. Rules out soon on power sector staff share ban

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... involved a number of 'princelings' or children of mainland leaders. ...

  3. The great leap backward

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... as the closest thing the mainland has to a Western-style politician. He has had a successful track record in his previous posts. Yet, it is his far less flashy fellow princeling, Xi Jinping, who ... that ignores the fact that Xi, Bo and many of their contemporaries in the party elite are princelings, the sons (and they are all men) of former party chiefs. They owe their positions in part ...

  4. Beijing issues new regulations to curb nepotism among senior cadres

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... a suspended death sentence. But the new rules contain no clear instruction to ban the so-called princelings- the children of senior state leaders- from running businesses, which has often been ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's good legal news turns out to be fake news

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:03am by John Kennedy

    ... as fast as the day they are ordered online). Foreign Policy--  The Tale of the Kidnapped Princeling   In China's powerful but brittle dictatorship, built on almost invisible lines ...

  6. Plenty of horse trading on the way as race for chief heats up

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Leung Chun-ying, the convenor of the Executive Council, has some friends in Beijing's non-princeling camp but not many in Hong Kong. He is remembered in Hong Kong as the arrogant ...

  7. Class apart

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Clifford Coonan Low and high-rise complexes can be just as luxurious as standalone villas, and most are in or near the heart of the city For those whose budgets don?t quite stretch to a mansion fit for a princeling, or for whom the convenience of living close to the office is all-important, there are exclusive townhouses and apartments on the market in Beijing. One of the best ...

  8. Stepping back may be the real way forward

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... himself from the scandals that are threatening to bring down his house even as the princelings in his Democratic Progressive Party fight to succeed him. It doesn't take a sage to predict ...

  9. The plot thickens

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com While onlookers held their breath watching the dramatic downfall of Bo Xilai's right-hand man this month, the princeling-politician appeared unfazed by the political firestorm gathering in his backyard. Just hours after former Chongqing police chief, Wang Lijun, was rumoured to have been escorted off a flight to Beijing ...

  10. Problems at home

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... back home. Many of the first wave of haigui who went overseas in the 70s and 80s were the children of high-ranking government officials, the so-called 'red princelings'. Hung Huang, ...



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