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Organized Crime in Asia. From the Golden Triangle to Far-eastern Russia

Secret societies have always been endemic to Chinese communities, surviving
on fear and corruption and prospering through their involvement
in a wide range of legal and illegal businesses. Contrary to what specialists
had imagined, since Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule in 1997
the city’s triads have remained very active, forging close economic and
political links between mainland Chinese interests and Chinatowns all
over the world. In China itself, where cutthroat capitalism has replaced
the old, austere socialist system, new secret societies have appeared.
Similar groups are active in Taiwan and Thailand. In Japan, the yakuza
remain a powerful player in business as well as politics. Indeed, all over
Asia, bankers, gangsters, government officials and even intelligence
agencies interact. Organized criminals of various stripes have also
managed to break new ground in the Russian Far East, which could
have far-reaching consequences for the stability of the entire region.


Référence électonique : Bertil LINTNER, "Organized Crime in Asia. From the Golden Triangle to Far-eastern Russia", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°132, 132 - Le crime organisé, p.57-76 . Consulté le 2020-10-28 08:37:36 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/Organized-Crime-in-Asia-From-the.html