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  1. Focus on politics and the pace of growth

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... groups with vested interests- including the senior executives of state firms and the children of senior officials known as princelings- have consolidated their stranglehold over the economy. ...

  2. The battle against official graft has to start at the very top

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... are believed to be corruption-free, but that cannot be said of their close family members. It is widely known that many princelings have used their parents' influence to make huge profits ...

  3. Anointing of the next Kim in N Korea's dynasty

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... to as princelings, children of party leaders who, with impeccable backgrounds and connections, have landed in top positions in the party, government and major state firms. They are among the greatest ...

  4. Bo's exit a setback for leftists

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Bo Xilai, the mainland's high-profile princeling-politician, is set to be left out in the cold in the upcoming leadership shake-up later this year after his removal as Chongqing party chief yesterday. The abrupt announcement of Bo's dismissal yesterday morning by Xinhua, China's official news agency, put to rest weeks ...

  5. Firmly grounded

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... their maturity comes from their unique experience. Western China watchers tend to consider the coming leadership to be pampered, weak and fragile, because many of them have a 'princeling ...

  6. Xi tipped to gain military post at plenum

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Wang Xiangwei

    ... of power. Xi belongs to the powerful princeling group, whose members include Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai and Vice-Premier Wang Qishan. He is also connected to Jiang, leader of the powerful ...

  7. Why graft should have topped Hu's list of New Year resolutions

    Posted Jan 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... princelings drive BMWs and live in expensive condos in addition to receiving an education costing tens of thousands of US dollars each year. Another lead is closer to home. A check of the owners ...

  8. Latest anti-corruption regulations still lag behind standard practices in West

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... securities investments and business operations. This is aimed at addressing the growing anger over family members of those officials, particularly those of senior officials known as princelings, who ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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