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Chinese Got Long Beach Deal (1997 - Clinton Deal)
The Daily Republican ^ | March 7, 1997 | Staff Investigative Journalists

Posted on 03/06/2006 5:57:32 AM PST by Bon mots

Chinese Got Long Beach Deal!

By Staff Investigative Journalists

LONG BEACH DESK - The Long Beach Naval Station was tentatively placed on the Military Base Closure-List by president George Bush in 1991. President Bill Clinton, closed the naval base last in 1993. That resulted in the loss to Long Beach, California of 17,500 military and civilian jobs. The economic impact of the of loss was $52.5 million and drove the California economy into the tank. It has never recovered.

Between 1995-1996, during the heat of the Clinton-Gore Campaign fund raising activity, the Clinton administration actively intervened to make sure a Communist Chinese cargo container shipping interest got a too-good deal on a Long Beach, California, shipping terminal.

The Secretary of the Navy has formally turned the base over to the City of Long Beach. But, the Port of Long Beach has signed a letter of intent to lease the property to the China Ocean Shipping Co., a steamship line run by the Communist Chinese government.

The Navy base property is about to be leased to a Communist China-owned shipping company under an agreement that was only made possible by the intervention of the White House.

 Forced by a court order, Port of Long Beach officials have now set March 12, 1997 for a new public hearing on plans to bulldoze the Naval Station and lease the property to the Comunist Chinese shipping company.

After a hearing before the court, a judge ruled last week that the deal had been rushed and proper procedures had not been in place.

Clinton was so eager to push the deal through that he met twice with Long Beach officials and once at a White House meeting in 1995 that included his then-chief of staff and the Pentagon's No. 2 official and others.

The deal finally approved by the Secretary of the Navy turns over control of the Long Beach Naval Station, with a value of at least $65 million, free of charge to the City of Long Beach. The city has agreed to lease it to the China Ocean Shipping Co. of the People's Republic of China.

The Chinese deal apparently went forward without a national security review by wither the CIA or National Security Council. The White House apparently avoided normal and routine government channels in pushing the deal through in 1995. '... there seemed to be no reason to check with the National Security Council on the decision ...' White House spokesman Lanny Davis said.

However, the China Ocean Shipping Co. of the People's Republic of China has been actively involved in several recent controversies in addition to a Russian AK-47 gun-smuggling episode on the streets of Oakland, California. In another shocking incident in December, one of the company's ships plowed into a crowded boardwalk in New Orleans, injuring 116 people.

Then, in 1992, the shipping company was fined $400,000 in a violation of U.S. shipping law in connection with is practices involving bribery of government officials in order to avoid paying U.S. tariffs on its imports at United States ports of entry.

There is still more. Six of the company's ships were detained by the Navy and Coast Guard for violating international safety regulations just in the last year. The Coast Guard said, that is has placed the China Ocean Shipping Co. of the People's Republic of China on a target list of shippers to monitor and search.

Last summer China admitted that the China Ocean Shipping Co. was shipping 640 tons of raw waste from the United States to China when it suddenly decided to dump it into the open sea.

In 1993 U.S. Navy shadowed a China Ocean Shipping Co. ship passing in the Persian Gulf after U.S. intelligence warned it was suspected of carrying chemical weapons materials.

CIA director Robert Gates has said ' ... any time you turn over an American port facility to a foreign-owned company, especially one with significant [Communist Chinese] government connection, then at least it ought to be vetted through national security agencies.'

A Navy Department career official said that no intelligence review was sought because the China Ocean Shipping Company's was not considered a security threat, by the Clinton White House.

The Chinese will lease the Long Beach Naval Station base for a 10 year term at a fee of $14.5 million per year. The Chinese will have the option to expand the perimeter of the operation onto another 150 acres of old Navy shipyards that will be developed at the City of Long Beach taxpayer's expense.

Officials at the Chinese shipping interest's headquarters in New Jersey and in Beijing refused to comment or respond to questions about president Clinton's involvement.




TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: chicoms; clinton; corruption; hillary; klintoon; port; portgate
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To: FerdieMurphy

....shussssh...you'll uncover something else Hildebeast didn't know nothing about....shuuuushh!!!


Doogle


21 posted on 03/06/2006 6:25:26 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: Bon mots
Using the Oval Office for personal gain is a no-no.......

The shadowy Clinton marriage of convenience for power and wealth is coming home to roost; the junior senator from New York was very much aware at the time, her philandering spouses financial arrangements with the UAE and the Long Beach cum air base arrangements with China.

Hillary for president? NEVER!

22 posted on 03/06/2006 6:27:49 AM PST by yoe ("If the enemy is in range, so are you.")
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To: Mo1


Interesting!


23 posted on 03/06/2006 6:29:23 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Doogle
I've been saying that Monica was spoon fed to us by the MSM...

Janet Reno's biggest ever smoke screen!

24 posted on 03/06/2006 6:30:53 AM PST by yoe ("If the enemy is in range, so are you.")
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To: Doogle

I DON'T RECALL

25 posted on 03/06/2006 6:34:10 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: Doogle
Janet Reno's biggest ever smoke screen!

..wrong!!...the super dyke didn't sign,ok,proceed,investigate,eat,sleep,or sh*t without the nod from clinton.....as an example. The Oklahoma City bombing.....nothing came from her mouth or desk for over a month. The biggest,so called,home grown terrorist act to hit this nation....and super dyke was mum

26 posted on 03/06/2006 6:40:44 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: ziggy_dlo
When they put up the poll, I said from the beginning, "Americans should run America, not foreigners."
That is an explosion just waiting to happen

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27 posted on 03/06/2006 6:51:51 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Wolfie
Just do an FR Search on COSCO. It's all there. Along with a vastly different Freeper reaction than the one fo the Dubai deal.

Excellent advice. I'll think I'll have a look at who the double-standard hypocrites are.

28 posted on 03/06/2006 6:52:13 AM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Doogle



29 posted on 03/06/2006 7:04:14 AM PST by devolve ( (refresh-updated-graphix - Photobucket Imagecave)
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To: Wolfie
I did not see ONE freeper in favor of the china deal. Protest, FReeps, emails, letter writing, calling elected officials. Worried about chinese military using their control for missiles and terrorist acts. They were as vehemently against the china deal as we are to the UAE deal. It was really an eyeopener to see FReepers singing a different tune now.
30 posted on 03/06/2006 7:38:18 AM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: pbrown

Those were different times. In general, FR was about a return to Constitutional Government, reining in Governmental power, and pushing for smaller Government in general. That's why I signed up. Should have known all that would change when the Republicans came to power.


31 posted on 03/06/2006 7:44:03 AM PST by Wolfie
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List of terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach
No COSCO as port operator, but COSCO docks at Pier J

Containers

CA United Terminals
Pier E Berths E24-E26

TTI / Hanjin Shipping Co.
Pier T Berths 130-140

Int.Transportation Service
Pier J Berths J232-J234

LB Container Terminal
Pier F Berths F6, F8, F10

Pacific Container Terminal
Pier J Berths J243-J247, J266-J270

SSA Terminals
Pier A Berths A88-A96
Pier C Berths C60-C62

http://www.polb.com/facilities/cargotenant/containerized/default.asp

Dry Bulk

G-P Gypsum Corp.
Pier D Berth D46

Koch Carbon, Inc.
Pier F Berth F211

Metropolitan Stevedore Co.
Pier G Berth G212-G215

Mitsubishi Cement Corp.
Pier F Berth F208

Morton Salt Co.
Pier F Berth F210

National Gypsum Co.
Pier B Berths B82

Pacific Coast Cement Co.
Pier D Berths D32, D33

http://www.polb.com/facilities/cargotenant/dry_bulk/default.asp

Liquid Bulk

Baker Commodities, Inc.
Pier D Berths D30-D32

BP Pipelines, North America
Pier T Berth T121
Pier D Berths D30-D32

Chemoil Marine Terminal
Pier G Berth G211A

Dow Chemical Co.
Pier S Berth S101

Petro-Diamond
Pier B Berths B82, B83

Shell Oil Products U.S.
Pier B Berths B84-B87

http://www.polb.com/facilities/cargotenant/liquid_bulk/default.asp

Break Bulk and RoRo

California United Terminals
Pier D Berths D28-D30
Pier D Berth D34
Pier E Berths E12, E13

Cooper T. Smith
Pier F Berths F204, F205

Crescent Terminal (SSA)
Pier F Berths F206, F207

Forest Terminals
Pier D Berths D50-D54

Fremont Forest Products
Pier T Berth T122

Pacific Coast Recycling Co.
Pier T Berth T118

Port of Long Beach
Standby Berth - Pier F Berth F201

Toyota Logistics Services
Pier B Berths B82, B83

Weyerhaeuser Co.
Pier T Berth T122

http://www.polb.com/facilities/cargotenant/break_bulk_n_ro_ro/default.asp

32 posted on 03/06/2006 7:45:00 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Wolfie

You're right these are different times. The ones who have our ports(terminals) now, have delcared a holy war against us. Kill all infidels, or convert them to islam and dhimmitude. I'm one of those infidels.


33 posted on 03/06/2006 7:50:30 AM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Bon mots

What I can't understand is why these two traitors aren't in jail... let alone considering a run for the '08 seat. Bush needs to tell these people to shut up, because I know he has enough dirt on them to put them away for a loooooooong time.


34 posted on 03/06/2006 8:02:48 AM PST by varg
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To: Wolfie
Just do an FR Search on COSCO. It's all there. Along with a vastly different Freeper reaction than the one fo the Dubai deal.

A few representative links. Something quite interesting to me is that much of the objection came during GWB's watch! Must have been a hold-over effect, as Presindet Bush hadn't been in office but a few months when the April 2001 actions were going down.

But there was a strong anti-China reaction even later than 2003.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=cosco
Click on --> "Click to search older articles ..." <--

COSCO Protest Threads!! - 04/01/2001 [N.B. Post-Clinton]
Chinese in at Port of Los Angeles - 03/07/2003
Canada Wide Open for Terrorists - 07/10/2002

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=cosco

35 posted on 03/06/2006 8:07:21 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Bon mots

Excellent thread, thanks for the info!!!


36 posted on 03/06/2006 9:55:53 PM PST by FlashBack (When I grow up I wanna be a coWboy.)
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To: Bon mots

Clinton and now the Bush Administration, with the H.W. Bush Family's 20+ years personal ties to UAE's Royal Family.

Maybe we should just dismantle the Federal government.


37 posted on 03/08/2006 11:27:30 PM PST by flattorney ( The DeLay Chronicles - Updated 24/7: http://www.freerepublic.com/~flattorney)
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