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官二代 (guān èr dài): Generation of the officials’ children; governing second generation
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官二代 (guān èr dài): governing second generation
  
[[File:Example.jpg|300px|thumb|left|''Bo Guagua, son of former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, is a prime example of this generation.'']] Just as families hand down wealth from generation to generation (see [[rich second generation]]), they also pass down the keys to political power.
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[[File:Example.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Bo Guagua, son of former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, is a prime example of the governing second generation.'']] Just as families [[rich second generation|hand down wealth from generation to generation]], they also pass down the keys to political power.
  
One prime example of this is [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/04/bo-guagua-issues-statement/ Bo Guagua], the son of former Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee of Chongqing Bo Xilai. Photographs of the younger Bo embracing British women in various degrees of inebriation have recently made the rounds of the Chinese blogosphere.
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[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/04/bo-guagua-son-of-a-fallen-princeling/ Bo Guagua], the son of former Chongqing Party Committee Secretary [[King Who Pacified the West|Bo Xilai]], epitomizes all that ordinary people disdain about this generation. The younger Bo attended the British public school Harrow, then went on to Oxford, where he threw extravagant parties and arranged for lectures from the likes of [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2119940/Bo-Xilais-son-Bo-Guaguas-playboy-lifestyle-fuelled-rumours-Beijing-coup.html Jackie Chan]. After his father fell afoul of the Party in spring 2012, Bo Guagua’s lavish lifestyle came under close scrutiny by netizens.
  
Sometimes the children of officials are referred to as [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2007/10/who-are-chinas-princelings/ princelings] or members of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Prince_Party Crown Prince Party].
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Sometimes the children of officials are referred to as [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2007/10/who-are-chinas-princelings/ princelings] or as members of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Prince_Party Crown Prince Party].
  
 
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Revision as of 20:05, 27 March 2013

官二代 (guān èr dài): governing second generation

Bo Guagua, son of former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, is a prime example of the governing second generation.
Just as families hand down wealth from generation to generation, they also pass down the keys to political power.

Bo Guagua, the son of former Chongqing Party Committee Secretary Bo Xilai, epitomizes all that ordinary people disdain about this generation. The younger Bo attended the British public school Harrow, then went on to Oxford, where he threw extravagant parties and arranged for lectures from the likes of Jackie Chan. After his father fell afoul of the Party in spring 2012, Bo Guagua’s lavish lifestyle came under close scrutiny by netizens.

Sometimes the children of officials are referred to as princelings or as members of the Crown Prince Party.