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官二代 (guān èr dài): the generation of the officials’ children

Just as families hand down wealth from generation to generation (see rich second generation), in China they also pass down the keys to political power.

One prime example of this is Bo Guagua, the son of Bo Xilai, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee of Chongqing. Photographs of the younger Bo embracing British women in various degrees of inebriation have recently made the rounds of the Chinese blogosphere. For more on Bo Guagua, see here.

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