- Despite White House denials, the Clinton administration
has had major contacts with Asian organized crime syndicates such as the
Triads, and has befriended kingpins of international prostitution operations.
- Unraveling the tangled web involving Bill Clinton, Beijing
and Asian organized crime starts with the president's close, and self-described
"old," friendship with Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Yah
Lin Trie. Trie, who managed to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars
to Bill Clinton and the Democratic party, is alleged to be a member of
the "4 Seas" Triad, an organization of underworld lords based
in Hong Kong.
- Indeed, much of the money donated by Trie came directly
following visits to the White House by others linked to the Triads, including
Macau millionaire Ng Lapseng, whose main business is his Fortuna hotel
and hostess service of brothels.
- "Ng LapSeng spent two days inside the residence
at the White House with Bill Clinton," stated Ed Timperlake, co-author
of "Year of the Rat," the runaway best-selling book on Bill Clinton's
- "Ng came in to visit with huge wads of cash in his
pockets," said Timperlake during an exclusive WorldNetDaily interview.
"Not just an oval office coffee visit, but inside the presidential
living quarters. Ng Lapseng even obtained a clear photograph of himself
with President Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton, standing in front
of a DNC (Democratic National Committee) emblem during a fundraiser. It's
in the book."
- The brochure advertising Ng's Fortuna hotel boasts, "attractive
and attentive hostesses from China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam,
Indonesia and Burma together with erotic girls from Europe and Russia offer
you an exciting and unforgettable evening with friends or business associates."
- Ng's cash links to Clinton are direct and deep. He entered
the United States with over $300,000 cash in his pockets, and subsequently
visited the White House 12 times, according to Timperlake's book. In addition,
Ng wired Charlie Trie "from $1.1 million to $1.5 million. ... Of
this amount, at least $645,000 made its way through Trie to the DNC as
illegally laundered campaign contributions."
- One of Ng's operations includes DNC fundraiser Ted Sioeng
in a firm called Ang-Du International. Ang-Du, according to the Wall Street
Journal, abducts Thai women for Macau brothels. Sioeng, however, is best
known for his photographic appearance with Vice President Al Gore at the
Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple.
- Clinton's ties to international trafficking in women
have even caused some traditional supporters to oppose the administration.
"The Clinton administration and the World Bank helped Thailand organize
and nationalize their prostitution business," stated National Organization
for Women Dulles (Virginia) Chapter President Marie Jose Ragab. "It
is state-sponsored trafficking in women, complete with passports, transportation
- "Last year in Thailand alone, trafficking 600,000
women and girls brought $5 billion into the country," Ragab wrote
in the NOW Times back in 1992. "The women and girls, the commodity,
are invisible. There are millions of them with no identity, no international
laws to protect them, no one to reclaim them. Their passports are confiscated
by the traffickers upon arriving in countries they may never have heard
of. Sold or leased by catalogues, on videos, or 'sight unseen,' they are
'parked' in centers to allegedly work as maids, telephone operators, mothers'
helpers. Eighty percent will be seriously physically abused."
- "This is a form of slave trade," Ragab said
recently. "It is worse now because of the Clintons. It was typical
for this administration" to meet with Ng Lapseng. "This is one
of the reasons why we endorsed Republicans this year."
- The documented contacts between Triad gangsters and the
White House also include a "Presidential Business Development Mission,"
personally approved by Bill Clinton.
- According to U.S. Commerce Department materials, in September
1994, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and Loral Aerospace CEO Bernard Schwartz
were invited to sail on an evening paradise cruise from Hong Kong with
a "who's who" of Triad business families.
- The official Commerce Department "guest list"
for a Sept. 2, 1994 dinner on board the "Pacific Princess" included
several family-run businesses closely associated with the Communists in
Beijing and the Triad gangs such as Raymond Kwok, C.H. Tung, Walter Kwok,
Canning Fok, and Chinese billionaire Li Ka-Shing. Who are these people?
- Li Ka-Shing teamed with Robert Kwok and Henry Fok, according
to a recent biography titled "Li Ka-Shing," to form the China
International Trust Investment Company (CITIC), described in a 1997 Rand
Corporation report as an "investment concern under China's governmental
State Council." The guest list for the Pacific Princess included the
- The Fok family leader, Henry Fok, is reported to be a
member of the 14K Triad. According to Timperlake and co-author Bill Triplett,
"Henry Fok first made his name by running United Nations-embargoed
goods to China during the Korean War. His son was later convicted for trying
to bring Chinese machine guns into the United States."
- The Kwok family, reportedly led by Robert Kwok, allegedly
is involved in the heroin smuggling business inside Burma. However, Peter
Kwok served as a consultant to the China Overseas Shipping Company (COSCO),
and COSCO Hong Kong Holdings, a company owned by Li Ka-Shing. In 1989,
Kwok helped CITIC and Li Ka-Shing raise $120 million to buy a Hughes-built
communications satellite for AsiaSat, a company part owned by the Chinese
Army unit COSTIND (the Commission on Science, Technology and Industry for
National Defense). Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Ca., also knows the Kwok family
well. Feinstein's financial ties include her husband, Richard Blum, who
is part owner of the far east investment firm, Newbridge Capitol Corp.
Blum's partner at Newbridge is Peter Kwok.
- CITIC, the joint firm formed by Li Ka-Shing, Henry Fok,
- Kwok also has a special status. "CITIC", states
the Rand report, "became identified with the PLA as a result of the
scandal surrounding Wang Jun and his visit to the White House on 6 February
1996." In February 1996, President Clinton met with Chinese arms dealer
Wang Jun after taking a donation from Arkansas DNC donor Charlie Trie.
The Rand Corp. noted that "Wang Jun is both director of CITIC and
Chairman of Poly Group, the arms trading company of the General Staff Department.
Poly Technologies, Ltd., was founded in 1984, ostensibly as a subsidiary
of CITIC, although it was later exposed to be the primary commercial arm
of the PLA General Staff Department's Equipment Sub-Department."
- What does it all mean? "The leadership in Beijing
openly states that there are 'good patriotic' Triads," stated Timperlake.
"The merging of the Triads, financiers like Li Ka-Shing, and the leadership
in Beijing is a nasty law enforcement problem. It is almost state-sponsored