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  1. Lifestyle - Books - AFRICA

    Book review: The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair, by Michael Deibert

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by GDN

    ... a PR-savvy manipulator, or Joseph Kabila, the callow princeling turned smooth, ruthless autocrat. These are surprising omissions as this is, quite rightly, an angry book. Guardian News & Media ...

  2. News - China

    China’s rich and famous gather in Beijing for CPPCC

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Billionaires, political princelings and entertainment celebrities were among more than 2,000 delegates who gathered in Beijing on Monday for the annual meeting of an official Chinese debating chamber. The annual session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened in the Great Hall of the People with a moment ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - EMPLOYMENT

    JPMorgan effect casts chill over firms' hiring practices in China

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:56am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Demand for offspring of influential mainlanders takes a fall amid controversy over employment Firms wary of hiring princelings amid probes Western ... investment banking team based on people with industry expertise rather than "princelings"- offspring of influential mainlanders. A UBS spokesman said: "UBS appoints on merit ...

  4. News - 18th Party Congress

    Wang Yang

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 05:15pm

    ... Hailing from one of the country's poorest provinces, Wang Yang lacks the revolutionary pedigree of the so-called "princeling" party leaders. Yet since taking office in 2007, Wang has led a far-reaching crackdown on corruption resulting in several high-profile convictions, including that of former Shenzhen mayor Xu Zongheng. He has also overseen a rise in government ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Investors in Poly Culture IPO should take note of its firepower

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 01:08am by Shirley Yam

    ... of such a culture business is still extraordinary. In line with its princeling and army roots, the firm is headed by former Poly Group chairman Chen Hongsheng, the son of Jiangxi's first party ...

  6. News - China - HOLIDAY

    Not to be ignored, Chinese mum buys full-page ad to get son to come home for New Year

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 05:36pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Another wrote, “This is a princeling and it’s very likely he’s gay.” Others were less forgiving. “Not marrying is an act of extreme selfishness. What use is this kind of son?” one user wrote.  ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jobs for the privileged class: all about who, and what, you know

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and the hiring of so-called princelings is common among major foreign banks and financial service institutions. But what is most interesting is that many of the princeling applicants reportedly had ...

  8. News - China

    Party veterans' offspring make up 1pc of CPPCC

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference include 24 "princelings" - descendants of revolutionaries. Among them are Mao Xinyu, grandson of Mao Zedong, Zhou ... Xilai , another princeling, on Sunday, he distanced himself and other revolutionary offspring from Bo, saying: "What has happened to Bo is something of his very own. It's inappropriate ...

  9. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Murdoch sells China stake, detained Tibetan abbot urges calm

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 08:08am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Trending topics on weibo New season of TV series Sherlock Debate about child rape A talented corgi pet dog Death of Taiwanese musician Lee Tai Hsiang Divorce of actress Zhao Xinyu, princeling Ye Xuanlian Politics Southern Metropolis Daily* New Year's editorial: "“As a newspaper that strives for the truth, we are sometimes ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    JPMorgan stops work on Chinese firm's US$1 billion IPO amid concerns over hiring

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:31am by IFR

    ... related to its hiring of the children of powerful Chinese officials, often referred to as “princelings”. The New York Times reported in August that JPMorgan had won several mandates from China ...




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