Adam Minter has an excellent short story up in a Minnesotan paper about a US connection to the ongoing Li Tianyi scandal. Li, the son of crooning "Major-General*" Li Shuangjiang, became a figure of public rage through the traditional rich-brat method of road rage. He got either a year or a month in juvenile detention (presumably cushy) for that, then got out and allegedly gang-raped a girl. (Cynically, I would be amazed if the girl was not also the child of somebody with pull, because the chances of people like this being prosecuted for rape are miniscule otherwise, given the situation with rape prosecutions in China is exactly as dire as one would expect.)
Anyway, Li's father is famous for patriotic ballads, so the whole "ship the kid off to the US" thing is extra-embarassing for him. Li Jr comes across as rather pathetic in the account. When it comes to considering China's future, remember that unlike in the 1980s and 1990s, a time of harsh meritocracy, a big part of the Chinese power class in the next 20 years is going to be made up of people like this.
*I really wish Western papers would start pointing out to their readership that half the figures quoted as "generals" are nothing of the sort, but recepients of the PLA system of courtesy ranks for entertainers and military academics.