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  1. Is Beijing trying to groom the third generation of the Fok family?

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

    ... tycoon Henry Fok 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 ... like 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'. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.  ...

  8. 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.   ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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