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  1. A man who sees it as his duty to serve

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... business background and his 'princeling' status. Known to his relatives in Thailand as Charnwut Sophonpanich, the Hong Kong-born and US-educated Chan is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, ...

  2. Vice-President Zing Qinghong

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines Vice-President Zeng Qinghong is visiting Hong Kong this weekend. What's his story? Born in Jian, Jiangxi, in July 1939, he was one of China's 'princelings'- children of leading revolutionaries. His Red Army veteran father Zeng Shan was vice-mayor of Shanghai and became minister of internal ...

  3. Bo Xilai buffs credentials with Net summit

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... son to Britain's exclusive Harrow School and Oxford University, instead of having him educated on the mainland. Bo, a so-called 'princeling' due to his status as a son ...

  4. Speculation rife as Beijing's elite puzzle over loss of their clubs

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Standing Committee in 2012. Indeed, the latest speculation in some parts of the country has been that the crackdown in Beijing could pave the way for Bo, a well-known princeling and a son of former ...

  5. Gift exchange seems to show rift in party, but look again

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... than Hu, who cut his political teeth in the grass-roots Communist Youth League. The son of old revolutionary Xi Zhongxun and known as the new frontman for the 'gangs of princelings ...

  6. Ex-CCB chief's son disappears in HK

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the third quarter of this year. Foreign investment banks are said to recruit so-called 'princelings'- children of senior mainland officials- in hopes of clinching lucrative privatisation ...

  7. Tung's empty promises

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... there is nepotism. Over the past few years, the Tung administration has been dominated by an elite group comprised of the princelings from rich families. Together, they control Hong Kong's economic ...

  8. News - China

    The rise and fall of Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Choi Chi Yuk

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The story's over for police chief Wang Lijun, whose flight to a US consulate led to a murder trial, a princeling's fall from grace and jail Rise and fall of a Chongqing kingpin When Bo Xilai, the new party secretary in Chongqing, was looking for someone to head the municipality's police force and crack down on its rampant gangsters, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Charismatic Bo shakes the leadership stakes

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and a member of a faction of the party known as the 'princelings', has bounced back with the latest success of the anti- triad drive and has become one of the top contenders for a seat ...




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