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  1. 'Unfashionable' princeling finds himself in fashion

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The word 'princelings' is not a term of endearment. On the mainland, it's more likely to mean someone who is pampered, privileged, undeserving, egoistic and probably unscrupulous. They are where they are in society because they were born with the right family names within the Chinese Communist Party hierarchy. But a new generation of princelings ...

  2. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Deal-making on Bo Xilai's penalty shows extent of factional struggles

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and the "princeling" offspring of revolutionary leaders have turned the leadership transition to an ugly show of politicking, muckraking and mud-slinging. In the end, analysts said President Hu Jintao ... action on Bo exposed the splits within the Politburo and its supreme Standing Committee. "Princelings and Bo's followers apparently don't want to see Bo being punished severely ...


    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, ...

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    Long after retirement, Jiang Zemin continues to exert his influence

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the princelings (children of revolutionary leaders), is led by Jiang's protégés. The other coalition consists primarily of former officials from the Chinese Communist Youth League and is led by Hu. ... the Shanghai faction or are princelings- Jiang's power base. "Jiang's Shanghai faction allied with the princelings to rival the populist group led by Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao after what ...

  5. Graft laws won't succeed until the princelings bow

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... leaders, collectively known as 'princelings'. The letter- signed by more than 50 officials and intellectuals and addressed to President Hu Jintao, the NPC and CPPCC- suggested ... not be able to find jobs. While there is nothing wrong with princelings engaged in business activities, what gets the blood of ordinary mainlanders boiling is that those princelings take advantage ...

  6. Top general and Bo ally dispels rumours

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... veterans, Liu and Bo are perceived as 'princelings'. Liu was the son of late president Liu Shaoqi, and Bo was the son of former vice-premier Bo Yibo. Liu Yuan and Bo Xilai have been ... top post after the reshuffle this autumn. Xi is another prominent princeling. His father, Xi Zhongxun, was once vice-premier. Apart from Liu and party chief Luo, the Science and Technology ...

  7. Princeling to be new Shanghai party chief

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... surprise because he was one of the most prominent princelings- children of former top government officials and party elders. His father is the late Xi Zhongxun, a former top party official. ...

  8. Small print of anti-graft regulations lets the princelings off the hook

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and regulations. Talk to any mainland businessman and he is likely to tell you that corruption is mostly rampant among the so-called princelings- children and relatives of the top government and party ... a difficult time controlling their own. Or, probably, they are unwilling to. It is public knowledge that many princelings have set up their own businesses or worked for leading foreign investment ...

  9. News - 18th Party Congress - POLITICS

    Rising star Li Yuanchao forges ties with all political factions in China

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... patronage control centre- it is that he can forge strong ties across the factional spectrum.  At 51, Li is seen as a member of the "princeling" faction of children born to exalted revolutionary ... of the Organisation Department, as Hu himself rose to the nation's top post. Li, born in Liangshui, Jiangsu, in 1950, is a so-called princeling- those descended from prominent officials- as his father, ...

  10. Commander with ties to Bo Xilai moves up

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'princelings'- children of senior Communist Party figures. The Central Military Commission, the PLA's top decision-making body, sent a total of five task forces in early April to investigate ...




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