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- The favoring of relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities.
- Nepotism can get you very far in the world if you've got the right connections.
2006 September 27, “China airbrushes Chen”, Financial Times:
- Mr Chen - a member of the national politburo as well as the Shanghai boss - is accused of nepotism and corruption on a grand scale: protecting political allies, granting preferment to his family and looting Shanghai's pension fund.
favoring of relatives or personal friends