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Mafias on the MoveHow Organized Crime Conquers New Territories$
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Federico Varese

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691128559

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.001.0001

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The Future of the Mafias? Foreign Triads in China

The Future of the Mafias? Foreign Triads in China

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(p.146) Six The Future of the Mafias? Foreign Triads in China
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Mafias on the Move
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Federico Varese

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0006

This chapter explores the movement of Hong Kong and Taiwanese triads to mainland China. It argues that the members and bosses of foreign triads are present on the mainland, but have not yet emerged as a viable mafia supplying private protection. As in the case of Bardonecchia and Rome, mafiosi did not decide to migrate out of their own free will. Their presence in the new territory is the unintended consequence of police action in their country of origin. Once they found themselves on the mainland, they quickly realized that the new China offered many opportunities to invest some of their gangs' funds, but they have so far failed to establish themselves as viable protectors for legal entrepreneurs.

Keywords:   organized crime, Hong Kong, Taiwan, triads, mafia, private protection, China

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