In Thrall of the Empire of the Sons

As the lure of the market grows ever greater, and the Communist Party refuses to fetter its enormous administrative powers or subject itself to any laws, ambitious officials and entrepreneurs have found it difficult to accumulate wealth and impossible to defend it without currying the favour of princelings or others welded to the party-state. They gravitate to the ''princeling'' children of leading revolutionaries such as Zeng Qinghong, and grand princelings such as Zeng Wei, knowing that doors open for them and officials or competitors do not dare disturb their interests.