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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: 14 killed in mosque stampede, railway executive dies in 'accident'

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 08:14am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Trending topics on weibo First round of I Am A Singer casting show Transfers in the China Premier League Gymnast Chen Yibing dates princeling  Actress Ma Su's separation "Red envelopes" for Spring Festival Politics Caixin "The leading group for overall reform will become the core promoter of reform in order to break ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The US$50b a year reason China's elite love tax havens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:13am by Tom Holland

    ... was unclear about exactly why China's princelings would want to set up offshore companies. The explanation is not so much that they want to siphon money out of China, rather that they want ...

  5. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Patriotic post calling for Chinese to be on guard against 'Western anti-China powers' goes viral

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 02:07pm by Zhang Hong

    ... people,” warned the post. The post also praised the wisdom and capability of President Xi Jinping. “Though he has the blood of a princeling… he has the courage and know-how to capture ‘big ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping's mother praises father's influence on their children in article

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 04:04am by Zhang Hong

    ... of Xi Zhongxun, including one at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Tuesday. Xi Jinping is the first leader of communist China to have come from the "princeling" class. In her ... legacy is in the interest of the princelings," said Zhang Lifan, a political affairs analyst in Beijing.   ...


    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 ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Xi vs Abe: A tale of two leaders locked in a stand-off

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 12:05pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... two so-called “lost decades”, amend its war-renouncing constitution and take a more positive view of Japan’s past with the slogan: “Take back Japan”. Xi, 60, the “princeling” son ...

  9. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: IMF says debt levels 'serious', Inner Mongolia starts anti-terror drills

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 07:57am by Patrick Boehler

    ... and booming demand are driving a boom in the burial business . Southern Metropolis Daily* Li Tianyi's lawyer says he doesn't want to handle an appeal for the princeling's gang rape ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    In China, ‘red nobility’ trumps egalitarian ideals

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

    ... “princelings,” the sons and daughters of party or government officials, fostering a potent form of resentment in Chinese society. Including Xi, six of the seven men tapped in November for the Politburo ... “After several months, you would learn, oh, her father was X, Y or Z.” The ascent of the princelings belies claims popular in some intellectual circles that China is a meritocracy in which ...




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