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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    War hero's son sorry for persecution of his teachers during Cultural Revolution

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... future in the run-up to a party meeting this autumn. It also emerged just one day before the trial of former Politburo member Bo, another famed princeling (as children of revolutionaries ... society could not advance if people failed to reflect on history. Many princelings were red guards who denounced officials, academics and even school teachers through "struggle ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Beijing's antigraft crackdown forces foreign firms to rethink business practices in China

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 11:31am by George Chen, JOANNA CHIU

    ... George Chen and Joanna Chiu Recent scandals have highlighted multinationals' hiring of princelings, putting pressure on Beijing to crack down on murky corporate practices Pruning ... often known as princelings. “The times are different now. You’ve got new leaders in China who have new ideas about how to manage the country and improve their own image as leaders,” said ...

  5. Business - China Business

    Ageing, wealth gap pose threat to China

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 12:59pm by RayChan

    ... on the mainland, including the well-connected princelings and the offspring of powerful business tycoons, have boosted public calls for a crackdown on massive corruption and the introduction of more open ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dockers offer a different viewpoint

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu and Stuart Lau

    ... two were "princelings" of contractor Everbest Port Services owners and long entitled to much better pay. Everbest dockers Lam Wai-yin and Yu Wai-wing, both stevedores, said ... striking Everbest docker called Lam a "princeling" and a "close deputy of Everbest's owners". He said Lam was a middle-management employee and his salary was calculated ...

  7. News - China

    Hawkish General Liu Yuan sounds note of caution on Diaoyus row

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Minnie Chan

    ... 'Princeling' Liu Yuan sounds note of caution on Diaoyus row with Japan, backing peaceful path A senior PLA general and "princeling", usually seen as a hawk, struck ... a party "princeling" as his father, Liu Shaoqi , was head of state between 1959 and 1968. Liu said seizing the chance for peaceful development should be Beijing's overriding ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Why is JPMorgan Chase being so heavily investigated?

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Many people in the global financial world are scratching their heads. The hiring of so-called princelings has been practically de rigueur for major foreign banks and financial institutions ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Bo Xilai's cries of defiance after he is sentenced to life in prison for corruption

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai in Jinan, Shandong keith.zhai@scmp.com Explosive ending to politically charged trial as shamed princeling yells out 'Unjust!' after being found guilty of corruption ... As the princeling son of the late revolutionary Bo Yibo , Bo was seen as a standard-bearer for the party's more conservative wing. His campaigns to revive Mao Zedong-era culture and to crack down ...

  10. News - China Insider - PRINCELING

    Flattering profile on Li Xiaolin, ex-premier's daughter, draws flak amid ChinaLeaks revelations

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:19pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Newspaper article saying Li was 'charming' and 'born with a mission' to run her company generates criticism after she is implicated for holding offshore accounts in tax havens Li Xiaolin, the daughter of for ...




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