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International Trafficking of Women on the Rise

Clinton Linked To 'International Trafficking of Women'
By Charles Smith
October 26, 1999 World Net Daily

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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 Chinese connections.

"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 Lapseng with Bill and Hillary Clinton in the White House. Photo
courtesy of the House Reform and Oversight Committee.
 
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 and infrastructure."

"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 Executive Director of
CITIC, Robert Adams.

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, and Robert 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
gangsterism."
 

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