Who’s who in Communist China: Daily lists new ‘princelings’

Who's who in Communist China: Daily lists new 'princelings' - World Tribune, November 24, 2004
[Like Thailand, China has 'lucky' offspring of politicians who win lucrative contracts and high positions.]
A Hong Kong newspaper has identified scores of "princelings" — the offspring of high-ranking officials in China — who benefit in business and government through their connections particularly in go-go Shanghai and the seat of power in Beijing.
...The report, however, omits the family of Chinese President Hu Jintao, his wife Liu Yongqing and their son and daughter. The connections of Hu and his family are considered state secrets.
However, the list includes nearly 200 people, including Vice President Zeng Qinghong, who is the son of senior party statesman and former Interior Minister Zeng Shan. Many of the junior Zeng's brothers and sisters currently hold important posts in the Chinese military.
They include Zeng Qingyang, director of the History Department of the Academy of Military Sciences; Zeng Qingyuan, deputy director of the Logistics Department of the PLA Air Force; and Zeng Haisheng, Zeng Qinghong's younger sister, deputy director of the General Office of the PLA General Staff Headquarters.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao also has two children who are in business. Wen Jiabao's son, Wen Yunsong, is now chairman of Beijing Unihub Company. His daughter is Wen Ruchun; and Wen Jiabao's son-in-law, Xu Ming, is chairman of Dalian Baode Group.
Deng Xiaoping has two sons in important positions, including Deng Pufang, president of the Chinese Federation for the Deng Zhifang and president of the Sifang Group. The eldest daughter of the late Deng is Deng Lin, a member of the Chinese Artists' Association. Another daughter, Deng Nan, is vice minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
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