Reuters reports about the Nevada Democrat, Harry Reid, who is the Senate majority leader:
questions surrounding family ties are flaring again in Nevada around the Senate majority leader. He and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert.
Reid has been one of the project's most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada. His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission.
So if it's American banks hiring Chinese "princelings" to do business in China, it's the subject of an American government investigation. But when it's the Chinese firms hiring the children of American politicians...well, Rory Reid doesn't surrender his right to make a living or to petition the government just because his dad is the Senate majority leader, and 'questions...flaring" is a classic journalistic construction when it is the reporter who is flaring the questions. It's just the latest example of "clean" energy companies trying to get ahead not because they have a better technology, but because they have better government connections.