The Politics of Cross-border Crime in Greater China: Case Studies of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao: Case Studies of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Politics of Cross-border Crime in Greater China: Case Studies of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao

Case Studies of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao, 1st Edition

By Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

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264 pages

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pub: 2009-02-15
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Organized crime has been on the rise in the Greater China region since the People's Republic opened up its economy and society in the mid-1980s. Today, triads from Hong Kong, Macao, and even Taiwan are involved in businesses in Guangdong Province, and often recruit local Chinese for illegal activities such as extortion, kidnapping, assassinations, and smuggling of illegal aliens.This book provides a detailed and comprehensive study of how the state at the central and local levels has responded to the changing patterns and activities of cross-border crime in Greater China. It discusses the theoretical concept of organized crime; the transnational nature of organized crime in recent years; the significance of studying organized crime in Greater China; and the implications for the national security of other countries such as the United States, Canada, and Australia.The author reviews the history of organized crime and secret societies, and addresses the legal complexities of dealing with criminal groups in the region. He covers such topics as money laundering, the financing of terrorist activities, and regional efforts in fighting terrorism.

Table of Contents

List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Types and Patterns of Transborder Crime in Greater China; 2. The PRC State Response at National, Provincial, and Local Levels; 3. Cross-Border Crime and the Postcolonial State in Hong Kong; 4. Response of the Postcolonial State in Macao; 5. Espionage and Terrorism; 6. Intergovernmental and Regional Cooperation; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS039000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General