The Green Gang and the Red Gang
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The Shanghai Green Gang: Politics and Organized Crime, 1919-1937
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The Green Gang
Estimates of the population of Shanghai’s underworld suggest that there are over 100,000 people in the city who live off the money they make as hoodlums. This criminal population lives in part off the proceeds from trafficking in opium, which has soared in value after being banned in 1917. Almost all of these underworld characters belong to small bands of gangsters called bang 帮 or hui 会. These groups are, in turn, ruled over by a massive criminal confederation and secret society originally formed by river boatmen, called the Green Gang (qingbang 青帮).Shanghai had two main gangs, known as the Green and the Red. In the lower levels of criminal activity, they were once roughly equal, but the Green Gang has spread into higher levels of corruption and society and is now by far the dominant gang in Shanghai. The gang or secret society is a long-standing Chinese tradition, and depending on circumstances serves as a mutual help organisation or a revolutionary group. Secret societies contributed to the downfall of the Mongol Yuan dynasty in the fourteenth century, and served as the only means of opposition in Imperial China, when dissenters were harshly dealt with. Today the secret societies attract the marginalized and the destitute, dispossessed peasants, coolies, bandits, wanderers, boatmen and smugglers. They offer an alternative to the rigid traditional Chinese social order and stand for individualism and choice. After a fashion, anyway.The Green Gang’s own account of its origins claims that it was founded in the 1450s by a Ming dynasty official in charge of grain transport on the rivers. The internal structure of the organisation, supposedly created by the “three patriarchs” during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, follows the model of the imperial grain tribute system. The 72 lodges correspond to the 72 piers on the Yangzi River. Members are grouped into 148 “fleets” (bang 帮), which in turn form “six greater fleets” (liu da bang 六大帮). Because Green Gang members served in the imperial grain transport system, anti-Qing movements like the Triads were reluctant to accept them into their own organisations.
Like the Triads, the Shanghai Green Gang is a confederation of individual gangs, who competed constantly in the early 20th Century over Shanghai’s spoils. Before and during the Revolution of 1911, their rivalry with the Red Gang (hongbang 红帮）was temporarily suspended as both groups joined forces with Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionaries. However, the joint organisation – the China Mutual Progress Association – was short-lived.
Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China ("Nationalist China"). As the foremost pioneer of Republic of China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China (ROC), and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in the People's Republic of China. Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the Double Ten Revolution. Although he was in St. Louis, Missouri at the time, he was appointed to serve as president of the Provisional Republic of China, when it was founded in 1912. He later co-founded the Kuomintang (KMT), serving as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of theT aiwan Strait. Although Sun is considered one of the greatest leaders of modern China, his political life was one of constant struggle and frequent exile. After the success of the revolution, he quickly fell out of power in the newly founded Republic of China, and led successive revolutionary governments as a challenge to the warlords who controlled much of the nation. Sun did not live to see his party consolidate its power over the country during theNorthern Expedition. His party, which formed a fragile alliance with the Communists, split into two factions after his death. Sun's chief legacy resides in his developing of the political philosophy known as the Three Principles of the People: nationalism, democracy, and the people's livelihood. MORE HERE
Very little that is illegal goes on in Shanghai without the Green Gang’s permission. Criminals who try top ignore it or who flout its rules end up with the Chinese equivalent of “knee-capping”: they have every visible tendon severed with a fruit knife before being left to die in a busy street. Businessmen who try to operate without paying their protection money risk being kidnapped or shot, or having their houses bombed or burned. Partly due to pay-offs, but also because it keeps the criminal world in a certain stability, the gang is more or less tolerated by the city’s police forces.In Shanghai, membership is organised on a hierarchical basis. Peasants driven off their land and into the city can find aid in the form of the banghui mutual help groups, which are linked to the secret societies. Middle-rank members consists of those whose jobs and corruptibility may them invaluable to running a criminal organisation. They include detectives and policemen of the French Concession, the International Settlement and the Chinese jurisdiction, as well as officers in the local military garrisons, minor politicians, factory foremen, labour contractors and merchants. The top ranks are the purview of bankers, rich businessmen and important politicians. Both Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek were Green Gang members.
Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was a 20th-century Chinese political and military leader. He is known as Jiang Jieshi (蔣介石) or Jiang Zhongzheng (蔣中正) in Mandarin Chinese. Chiang was an influential member of the Kuomintang (KMT), or Nationalist Party, and was a close ally of Sun Yat-sen. He became the Commandant of the Kuomintang's Whampoa Military Academy, and took Sun's place as leader of the KMT when Sun died in 1925. In 1926, Chiang led the Northern Expedition to unify the country, becoming China's nominal leader. He served as Chairman of the National Military Council of the Nationalist government of the Republic of China (ROC) from 1928 to 1948. Chiang led China in the Second Sino-Japanese War, during which the Nationalist government's power severely weakened, but his prominence grew. Unlike Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek was socially conservative, promoting traditional Chinese culture in theNew Life Movement and rejecting western democracy and the nationalist democratic socialism that Sun Yat-sen and some other members of the KMT embraced in favor of a nationalist authoritarian government. MORE : HERE
In the initiation ceremony, the new recruit swears an oath of secrecy, mingles his blood with that of other members and learns the secret signals for recognition in public places.
Thanks to the friends and influence throughout the city wielded by Du Yuesheng, the Green Gang can count on men in the French consulate, the judiciary and the French police. This affiliation with the police is helped by the French Concession and International Settlement authorities’ long-standing policy of deliberately recruiting gangsters into their Chinese detective squads. The chief of the Shanghai Municipal Police detective squad, Shen Qingshan, is a Green Gang boss who until 1923 was the head of the “Big Eight Mob”, which dominated Shanghai opium smuggling at that time. He maintains a close relationship with the River Police’s Anti-Smuggling Squad and Red and Green Gang members in the Chinese and French police forces.The Green Gang runs an organisation of systematic extortion under the name of the “Black Stuff Company”. Every opium hong in the French Concession pays the Green Gang from $3,000 to $10,000 a month, of which total $180,000 goes to key individuals in the French authority. They also organise the “Opium Pipe Company”, which covers all opium dens in the French Concession south of Avenue Edward VII and west of Mohawk Road. They are each taxed thirty cents a day per pipe. Green Gang enforcers collect the money every afternoon and affix a seal to the den’s account books. They fine the den owner $50 for every pipe he fails to declare. If a den tries to hide its existence from the Green Gang, they arrange for the French police to raid the place and deal with it according to the law. The police never punish owners whose account books display The Seal of the Opium Pipe Company. The company makes a profit of around $100,000 a month.
The Green Gang’s influence extends into every aspect of the city’s life. The post office union allow Du Yuesheng to read the mail, while many foreign homeowners owe Du large amounts of money on their mortgages. Du also has a sideline in kidnapping. He organises the abductions, then offers his services as a mediator, taking half of the ransom as his fee.
Chinese Secret Society Challenges IlluminatiBy Henry Makow PhD
ANCIENT SECRET SOCIETYA Chinese secret society with 6 million members, including 1.8 million Asian gangsters and 100,000 professional assassins, have targeted Illuminati members if they proceed with world depopulation plans, according to Tokyo-based journalist Benjamin Fulford, 46.They contacted Fulford, a Canadian ex pat, after he warned that the Illuminati plan to reduce the Asian population to just 500 million by means of race-specific biological weapons."The Illuminati, with the exception of Japan, is very much a white man's game," Fulford says.The secret society confirmed Fulford's information and asked him for advice. He provided a list of 10,000 people associated with the Illuminati, mainly members of the Bilderberg, CFR and Skull and Bones. Neo Cons are also high priority targets."I have been promised that not a single person will die if they negotiate in good faith," Fulford says.Fulford is the former Asian Pacific bureau chief for Forbes magazine. He quit in disgust when Forbes refused to run a damaging story about one of its advertisers. Fulford has since written 15 books in Japanese. His most recent is a scathing dissection of the 9-11 Hoax.Fulford says Japan has been controlled in secret by the Illuminati through the use of murder and bribery. Underground sources tell him the Americans have murdered over 200 Japanese politicians and influential citizens since the end of WW2.Among the victims are former Prime Ministers Tanaka, Takeshita, Ohira and Obuchi. They were all murdered using a special drug that induces strokes. The Illuminati have been warned that the Chinese secret society will not tolerate any more murders. It has also extended its protection to truth seekers in the West.
" The Manchu conquest of China was a long period of war between the Qing Dynasty, established by Manchu clan Aisin Gioro in Manchuria (contemporaryNortheastern China), and the Ming Dynasty of China in the south. In 1618, Aisin Gioro leader Nurhaci commissioned a document entitled the Seven Grievances in which he enumerated seven grievances against the Ming and began to rebel against the domination of the Ming Dynasty. Many of the grievances dealt with conflicts against Yehe, which was a major Manchu clan, and Ming favoritism of Yehe. Nurhaci demanded the Ming pay tribute to him to redress the seven grievances and this was effectively a declaration of war, as the Ming were not about to pay money to a former tributary. Shortly afterwards Nurhaci began forcing the Ming out of Liaoning in southern Manchuria.
At the same time the Ming Dynasty was fighting for its own survival against various peasant rebellions. On May 26, 1644, Beijing fell to a rebel army led byLi Zicheng, a former minor Ming official who became the leader of the peasant revolt, who then proclaimed the Shun dynasty. The last Ming emperor, the Chongzhen Emperor, hanged himself on a tree in the imperial garden outside the Forbidden City. When Li Zicheng moved against Ming general Wu Sangui, the latter made an alliance with the Manchus. Li Zicheng was defeated at the Battle of Shanhai Pass by the joint forces of Ming general Wu Sangui and Manchu prince Dorgon. On June 6, the Manchus and Wu entered the capital and proclaimed the young Shunzhi Emperor as Emperor of China.Soon after, the Kangxi Emperor ascended the throne and fought off several rebellions, such as the Revolt of the Three Feudatories in southern China, and then countered by launching a series of campaigns that expanded his empire. In 1662, Zheng Chenggong founded the Kingdom of Tungning in Taiwan, a pro-Ming Dynasty state with a goal of reconquering China. However, the Kingdom of Tungning was defeated in the Battle of Penghu by Qing Han Chinese admiral Shi Lang. Although there were a number of non-Han Chinese dynasties that ruled parts of China, this was only the second (and the last) time all of China was ruled by a non-Han Chinese dynasty in history." MORE : HERE
The Chinese Secret Society is called the "The Green and the Red Societies," Fulford says.
It "can be found in the history books. When the Manchus invaded China in 1644 the Ming army became an underground society aimed at overthrowing the Qing (Manchu) and restoring the Ming. They supported the Boxer Rebellion but were put down by imperialist powers. Later, with the help of overseas Chinese and the Japanese imperial family, the society managed to overthrow the last Emperor and install Sun Yat Sen in his place. They last appear in the history books as the Green Gang and the Red Gang that fiercely fought the Communists in Shanghai in the 1940's. They were defeated by the Communists in 1949 and once again became an underground organization.""Since 1949 they have steadily increased their influence throughout China and the rest of the world. They have members at the very highest levels of the Chinese government but they are by nature anti-establishment, and are not an official Chinese government organization...
Yakuza (ヤクザ?, [jaꜜkuza]), also known as gokudō (極道?), are members of transnational organized crime syndicates in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan (暴力団?, "violence group"), while the yakuza call themselves "ninkyō dantai" (任侠団体 or 仁侠団体?, "chivalrous organizations"). The yakuza are notorious for their strict codes of conduct and very organized nature. They have a large presence in the Japanese media and operate internationally with an estimated 80,900 members (in 2009, the most recent available estimate)
FULFORD ON THE ILLUMINATI"The society has deep roots in Japan because of the link between Yakuza crime gangs and the Japanese imperial family. The Japanese imperial family are descended from 6th century Korean invaders. The original invaders had trouble putting down the native Jomon peoples so they brought over a tough, warlike minority people from the Asian mainland. These are the ancestors of the Yakuza. They have historically been used for secret work and for jobs like collecting taxes. When the Japanese decided to help overthrow the last Chinese dynasty, they used the Yakuza as a go-between with the Chinese secret society, many of whose members were gangsters. To this day many of the senior leaders of this group are actually Japanese, not Chinese."It must be made very clear though that it is not a crime gang. Although many members are Triad and Yakuza members, over 2/3 thirds of the members are intellectuals such as university professors, researchers and government bureaucrats. Each member earns their own living and membership in the society is like belonging to an emergency fire brigade. Their book of rules reads like a book of ethics filled with instructions to do things like help the weak, fight injustice, help your comrades etc.""They approached me and asked if they could help after I made a speech in Tokyo describing the Bush regimes' use of race-specific biological weapons. For me it was like a ghost from the history books appearing right in front of me. At first I thought of silly things like having them play 911 truth videos in Chinatowns around the world. However, then I remembered the scene from the movie Kill Bill where Uma Thurman snatches out her opponent's eye. I soon realized these people could save the world by directly attacking the eye at the top of the pyramid on the one-dollar bill.""Think about it, the Illuminati and their top servants have a total membership of about 10,000 whereas the Chinese group has over 6 million members. That is 600 to one odds. Furthermore, the 6 million have the names and addresses of the 10,000 while the 10,000 do not know who or where the 6 million are."
"Below is a brief a summary of the intelligence I have received from sources including: former Japanese Prime Ministers, senior Yakuza gangsters, senior Japanese Freemasons, Western intelligence agencies etc.
CONCLUSION"First the Illuminati are really inbred families of European and North American traditional aristocracy and banking families. They control the U.S., England, Europe (except for Scandinavian countries, Germany and Italy; Italy kicked them out in the 1970's), Japan, Africa, Iran, Canada and Mexico. They do not control China, Russia (Putin kicked them out for the first time since 1917), India, South East Asia, South America, Cuba etc."Their goal is to create a world government. Until 2 years ago the plan was the New World Order. That was outlined pretty clearly in the Project for a New American Century. However, with the debacle in Iraq, the secret government of the West changed to a new plan that is a world government based on the EU. To do this they will sabotage the U.S. economy."However, there is a big schism in the secret government. Jay Rockefeller and Philip Rothschild support one faction, the Global Warming Faction. Opposing them is the War on Terrorism Faction supported by David Rockefeller and the JP Morgan descendants (Bush, Harriman, Walker etc.). The warming people want to sell 500 nuclear power plants to China and a similar amount to the rest of the world. The terrorism guys want to keep U.S. dominance by maintaining control over oil. Putin was a huge setback for them."They are also neo-Nazis who want to reduce the amount of colored people in the world by at least half through disease, starvation and war. The Chinese secret society got wind of this and is preparing to stop them."GERMANY AND SCANDINAVIA NOT ILLUMINATI?I challenged Fulford on Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and possibly Russia not being controlled by the Illuminati. He replied that "the quality of my intelligence varies":"I can say with certainty that China, Russia and India are free. When Putin kicked out Nieslev and Bereshovsky and arrested Khordokovsky, he basically kicked the Rockefellers and Rothschilds out of Russia. I have good Russian sources and am confident Putin is a nationalist who is fighting the Illuminati with all his might. When ex-NSA chief Bobby Inman spoke at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan on June 26th he made it very clear he expected a protracted struggle with Russia."India kicked them out in Ghandi's day and they have never been allowed back. Having liberated themselves after 300 years of Illuminati (East India Company) rule, they do not intend to let themselves fall under their control again."There have been many attempts by the Illuminati to infiltrate and dominate China. They financed Chairman Mao but he then kicked them out in the 1960's (that is why China and the USSR nearly went to war then). They are now trying to create a financial crisis in China that would open the way for them to infiltrate the Chinese financial system. They will not succeed. Italy basically purged itself during the big P2 Masonic lodge scandal back in the 80's and re-infiltration has only been partly successful. Germany is part of the Nato alliance and is thus indirectly controlled. There is a powerful branch of the Rothschild family operating there."However, Germany does not appear on a top-secret Illuminati power flow chart I have obtained. As far as Iran is concerned, I know they financed Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran appears on the flow chart I have. My understanding is they want to provoke a conflict between Islam and the West so they can consolidate their control over the Muslim and Christian worlds before finishing world conquest by taking over China and India."
Fulford says a meeting is being arranged with Russia's Vladimir Putin to make sure the KGB also cooperates in this plan to snatch the eye out of the pyramid."So far, I have told the Illuminati that they are no longer allowed to murder Japanese politicians. I now plan to extend this protection to all politicians in the West. If the Illuminati assassinate or attempt to assassinate Ron Paul, Barak Obama or any politician, may God have mercy on their souls.""Since I am a peace-loving, laid-back Canadian suddenly put in a situation of great responsibility, I feel I must act as a servant of the weakest people and creatures on the planet. I have also been negotiating in secret with the Illuminati in the hopes of arranging for them to cede power without any bloodshed in exchange for a general amnesty."I do believe we now have a real chance to end the New World Order and start the New Age. The New Age would be one where war, poverty and environmental destruction would only be found in the history books."I applaud Benjamin Fulford's courage, idealism and defiance. However, he is new to this subject and may have been mislead. He shouldn't use Illuminati terminology like "New Age." The Illuminati control the central banks of Russia, China, India and Venezuela. They control the EU. Germany may not appear on the Illuminati chart because it is at the top. Barak Obama is a Zionist stooge.
The Illuminati Li Ka-Shing (and family) has had a major role in China. Heck, the Communists are Illuminati. I thought the Illuminati controlled organized crime. I can't imagine a genuinely benevolent secret society. It would be encouraging if this were one.It's possible Fulford is sincere but is being used to confuse and/or create divisions. Possibly they want to ramp up domestic terrorism as an excuse for martial law. Now, Orientals as well as Muslims could be on the watch list. This Chinese society is challenging the traitorous Western Establishment. We're talking about the State apparatus! So please be critical. It may or may not be true. Time will tell.In any case, it's time we refused to bow down to tyranny and called a spade a spade.Imagine, in Japan he writes the truth in the mainstream media! Maybe some day, we'll do that in America. Benjamin Fulford is an inspiration and he deserves our thanks.-------Henry Makow Ph.D. is the inventor of the game Scruples and author of "A Long Way to go for a Date." His articles exposing fe-manism and the New World Order can be found at his web site www.savethemales.ca He enjoys receiving comments, some of which he posts on his site using first names only. firstname.lastname@example.org | HERE