Chinese mafia Triad, or Triad Society – a term used to describe many branches of Chinese criminal organizations based in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, Taiwan, China, and in countries with significant Chinese populations. In particular, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. One of the world’s largest criminal organizations, Chinese triads encompass other criminal organizations. According to sources, with a steady membership of around 1.5 million in mainland China alone and 2.5 million members worldwide.
Widespread in countries with Chinese communities – in Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Very powerful organizations, they control a vast slice of the worldwide heroin trade, for years working out of Hong Kong. Also involved in the standard organized rackets, such as gambling, extortion, loan-sharking, protection shakedowns and political and civic corruption. However, the fact remains that basically they are drug traffickers. And much of their production coming from the “Golden Triangle” in the mountainous areas of Thailand, Laos and Burma. Overall, the Chinese triads control an estimated 70 percent of the world’s opium and heroin supplies. In fact, they are a powerful and corrupting influence in much of the world. U.S. supplies of heroin come from Asia, either directly or via Mafia operations in Sicily and elsewhere in Europe.
The term “triad” was first coined by British authorities in colonial Hong Kong, as a reference to the triads’ use of triangular imagery. Soon the word triad came to mean an underground society or group of organized crime.
Tattoos can be displayed in a picture, and in the form of indicating kanji. For example, the dragon represents prosperity, generosity and the power of the snake – the wisdom, foresight and will, turtle – longevity, spruce – patience and election, pine (emblem of Confucius) – longevity, courage, loyalty and steadfastness, plum – longevity, purity, strength, resistance and asceticism, cherry – courage and hope, olive – peace, fortitude and generosity, orange – the immortality and luck, clover – triad orchid – perfection, harmony and elegance, the lotus – wealth, honor and loyalty, peony – masculine, fame, good luck and wealth, marigold – longevity, Magnolia – self-esteem, plantain – self-education.
In various regions of China and the world division of the parent company “Tyandihuey” known as the triad, Hui, gunmen (more related to political or social component of the secret society), or tong (mainly in the USA and Canada.
Center from left to right: Sergeant Dignam (MARK WAHLBERG), Captain Ellerby (ALEC BALDWIN) and Colin Sullivan (MATT DAMON) head up the surveillance team, including Brown (ANTHONY ANDERSON, seated far right), that is monitoring a meeting between Costello’s gang and the Chinese Triad in Warner Bros. Pictures’ crime drama “The Departed.
Now to fight with the triads is used technique of midst police agents, recruiting informants among gangsters who are promised judicial relief and a witness protection program. In addition, in 1994 a law was passed allowing the confiscation of funds belonging to members of triads.
Shadow Boxing 3D: The last round – Russian film about mafia, 2011. Filming took place from early August to the end of December 2010 in Moscow, Hong Kong, Thailand and Norway. 70% of the material was filmed in Asia – is a unique experience for the Russian cinema. “Invincible” Kuerten was played by Russian Batu Hasikov, World Champion in the professional Kickboxing WAKO-PRO (2010), world champion in the professional Kickboxing ISKA (2007), winner of multiple championships in Moscow, Russia and the World in kickboxing the full-contact with a kick low, Muay Thai, karate kyokushin and Sambo.
Chinese mafia Triad
The Mafia Encyclopedia, 2005, p.529