The Politics of Cross-Border Crime in Greater China: Case by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

By Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

Equipped crime has been at the upward thrust within the larger China sector because the People's Republic unfolded its economic system and society within the mid-1980s. at the present time, triads from Hong Kong, Macao, or even Taiwan are serious about companies in Guangdong Province, and sometimes recruit neighborhood chinese language for unlawful actions similar to extortion, kidnapping, assassinations, and smuggling of unlawful aliens.This publication offers an in depth and entire research of the way the nation on the important and native degrees has replied to the altering styles and actions of cross-border crime in better China. It discusses the theoretical proposal of equipped crime; the transnational nature of prepared crime in recent times; the importance of learning geared up crime in larger China; and the consequences for the nationwide safety of different international locations equivalent to the USA, Canada, and Australia.The writer experiences the heritage of equipped crime and mystery societies, and addresses the felony complexities of facing legal teams within the sector. He covers such subject matters as funds laundering, the financing of terrorist actions, and neighborhood efforts in battling terrorism.

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17 Dick Lee Ming-kwai, the former police commissioner, said, “Most of them came to Hong Kong to spend money. 19 In response to the complaints from mainlanders, the Legislative Council toyed with the idea of penalizing shops and tour guides, including the possibility of revoking their licenses. 20 In preparation for this, the police merged the financial investigation units of the Narcotics Bureau with the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau. The number of suspected transaction reports increased by about 35 percent, to 6,017 in the first six months of 2003–2004, compared with 4,400 during the same period in the previous year.

In spite of this, in May of the same year a Taiwan businessman was murdered by a car-crashing syndicate53 and a luxurious Japanese car driven by a rich Taiwan businessman was targeted twice. Car-crashing syndicates took a turn for the worse in South China later that year, victimizing people from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Domestic and cross-border robberies in South China have taken the lives of several Taiwan and Hong Kong citizens. 54 Although the PRC denied that PLA soldiers were involved in the incident, Taiwan sources insisted otherwise.

The HKMA issued a circular in May 2003 to all authorized institutions, emphasizing the need for vigilance against potential fraudulent cases that made use of fake e-mails and Web sites to trick bank customers into revealing sensitive account information. In 2003, fraud cases involving personal data stolen from automatic teller machines (ATMs) appeared. 2 million. It urged all the banks to take precautionary measures, such as upgrading and improving the ATM security designs, installing closed-circuit televisions, deploying security guards to patrol ATMs, and educating customers on the importance of protecting their bank cards and personal identity numbers.

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