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  1. THE RISING SONS

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the population- the estimated 450,000 millionaires- possess 70 per cent of the mainland's wealth, but the 'princeling capitalists' among the economic elite continue to extend ... leader of the nation. Although the country remains a one-party state, it does now have ruling factions with competing points of view. Princeling capitalism emerged in the 80s after paramount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711737/rising-sons
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and Japan must learn the right lessons from history

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 12:12pm by LANXIN XIANG

    ... high. Ironically, Sino-Japanese economic ties remain strong and there are few other issues that could prompt a duel. But one thing is different from 1914: the duelling between princelings. Never in Asian history have we witnessed so many princelings, the heirs of establishment families, in power at the same time: Abe, President Xi Jinping, the Philippines' Benigno Aquino, Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1421925/china-and-japan-must-learn-right-lessons-history
  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe to visit Beijing next week

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:44pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... for ways to mend rocky bilateral relations. The trip comes on the heels of a visit by Hu Deping- widely seen as a special envoy from Beijing- to Japan, where the "princeling" held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483344/tokyo-governor-yoichi-masuzoe-visit-beijing-next-week
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., September 29, 2013

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am

    ... A Bad Week for... Bo Xilai The disgraced princeling erupted in anger when the Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Shandong found him guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power last Sunday. Judges said the 64-year-old had "gravely damaged the country and the people's interests" as they sentenced the former Chongqing party boss and politburo member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320207/bad-week-september-29-2013
  5. Is Beijing trying to groom the third generation of the Fok family?

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Ying-tung and the son of sports supremo Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, young Ken is the closest thing Hong Kong has to a princeling. That's why in a rare report, mainland government mouthpiece Xinhua ... Beijing is trying hard to groom the young Fok - the third generation.' The piece was titled, 'Princeling Fok's far-sighted opinion on how to improve mainland soccer'. So, what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731040/beijing-trying-groom-third-generation-fok-family
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1432582/book-review-democratic-republic-congo-between-hope-and-despair
  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... a popular destination for overseas education by "princelings"- the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters- of senior Chinese officials. Former premier Wen Jiabao's son, Winston ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1455672/overseas-study-offers-young-education-foreign-policy
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1422740/jpmorgan-effect-casts-chill-over-firms-hiring-practices
  9. News - Hong Kong

    In China, ‘red nobility’ trumps egalitarian ideals

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 04:08am by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ... year. They have focused scrutiny on the country’s “princelings,” the sons and daughters of party or government officials, fostering a potent form of resentment in Chinese society. Including Xi, ... changed their names or kept quiet about their connections. “After several months, you would learn, oh, her father was X, Y or Z.” The ascent of the princelings belies claims popular in some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1181416/china-red-nobility-trumps-egalitarian-ideals
  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Opaque policymaking is the breeding ground of corruption

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:14am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... their children (who may have trouble finding jobs elsewhere) into the military. Another popular guise for conmen is pretending to be a "princeling"- a child or relative of top leaders- particularly in Beijing where former and current leaders and their families reside. Princelings are active in the social scene and rub shoulders with the elite and powerful. They are often evasive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1346896/opaque-policymaking-breeding-ground-corruption

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