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Chinese in at Port of Los Angeles

Posted on 03/06/2003 11:01:34 PM PST by AnimalLover

QUESTION: If the Chinese were denied use of the old Naval Shipyard at the Port of Los Angeles due to security reasons, why are they taking over the old Todd Shipyard a short distance away? I have tried for over a year and no one can or will answer this for me. Can anyone help me?


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: china; cosco; portoflosangeles
FOREIGN INFLUENCES COSCO, Poly Technologies, Chung, Trie "COSCO is not a benign private commercial enterprise. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of China's People's Liberation Army. It serves as the merchant marine of the Chinese military, and there is every reason to believe it will do their bidding in terms of smuggling, intelligence-gathering and weapons shipments." Sen. James M. Inhofe 1 "[There] is a direct link between the White House fundraising with China and assets that have gone in favor of Communist China that could pose as a national security threat to the United States. I have intelligence reports that state so. I have facts that also state so…" - Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham 2 COSCO While reports vary on the exact length of time, the Chinese Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has had a presence at the Long Beach Naval Station in Long Beach, California since the early 1980’s.3 They lease a portion of the space directly from the city. (71) In 1997, they attempted to lease the entire former 144-acre Long Beach Naval Station. (72) COSCO planned to demolish the existing structures and build a new $200 million terminal, thereby allowing its 600 ships to sail directly to America’s shores without having to pass through U.S. Customs.4 The following information, compiled or quoted directly from the related sources, details the sequence of events that lead Congress to stop the sale. In 1992 "the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission fined COSCO $400,000 for paying kickbacks instead of legal tariffs."5 In 1993 "a COSCO ship was caught transporting 87 pounds of heroin into the United States."6 Another COSCO ship had been caught smuggling illegal aliens. The Coast Guard had cited various ships on 6 separate occasions for security infractions.7 In 1994, "John Chung began dropping money to the DNC, the very year the Clinton administration closed the base."8 "By April 1995, California records show, Chung had created the first two of at least seven export-import or real-estate companies that he has formed with foreign citizens."9 "He and Chen signed papers to incorporate the two companies that April 10. Two days later, Chung paid the party $125,000 to take Chen and others to the dinner with the president at Spielberg's house."10 In 1995, "while the National Security Council staff [worried] about Chung portraying himself as being sanctioned by Clinton to negotiate the release of human-rights activist Harry Wu from a Chinese gulag, Chung set up meetings with then-Democratic National Committee, or DNC, chairman Don Fowler."11 "They met on March 9, 1995, at about the same time Chung was providing Hillary Clinton's top aide, Margaret Williams, with a $50,000 political donation."12 After the DNC meeting, "Fowler arranged for Chung and COSCO representatives to attend a Clinton radio address. Chung and six Chinese ‘business executives’ listened to the radio address and, shortly afterward, Chung dropped $50,000 to the DNC."13 "Federal Election Commission records show several of [Chung’s] largest political donations were made as he created shell corporations."14 "In 1996, a Justice Department sting operation [known as Dragon Fire] exposed one of COSCO’s ships, which had smuggled and attempted to sell 2,000 AK-47s to California street gangs, with the promise of delivering missiles to knock a 747 airliner out of the sky."15 In 1996, President Clinton gave the Chinese $50 million for "trade." He also supplied them with a $137 million "nonrecourse" loan to build 5 new ships. A non-recourse loan means that if China defaults, the American taxpayers will make good on the loan.16 "Even as it denied payments had been made by the government of China to the Clinton/Gore campaign fund and other Democratic Party causes, the White House pressured preservation officials in the Navy, State Department and local government to abandon efforts to preserve the historic buildings at the naval station."17 According to news reports, Dorothy Robyn, working with preservationists to fight the lease, was urged by a Clinton appointee to "abandon their effort[s]."18 "In 1997, the New York Times raised questions concerning why a ‘Clinton-administration official made what several people involved describe as highly unusual telephone calls to push for construction of a container terminal that would be leased to a shipping company owned by the Chinese government.’"19 The Long Beach Harbor Commission reportedly supported the move, which would net millions in rent, $1 million in taxes, and several hundred jobs for the area.20 President Clinton, himself, affixed his "seal of approval" on the deal.21 The Administration forwarded the line that "`all intelligence agencies that briefed us have assured us that COSCO represents no threat to our national security."22 The people who reportedly made the "no threat" decision were former Secretary of Navy Dalton and former Secretary of State Haig.23, 24 Dalton is a former employee of Stephens Inc., a Little Rock, Arkansas-based investment banking firm.25 This is the same Stephens, Inc., that allowed John Huang to repeatedly use their offices to contact Lippo Ltd. after having attended top-secret meetings at the White House.26 This is the same Stephens, Inc. that has business ties with the Riadys.27 Further, Haig served on the advisory board for COSCO.28 The "brief" upon which the Administration claimed "no threat" was a complete fabrication. According to Rep. Cunningham’s April 15, 1997 statement, "the same intelligence briefers, the CIA, the National Security, the Coast Guard, have all stated that no such comment was ever made [or] ever intended." Further, "an updated report from the FBI…states that COSCO is currently actively involved in placing intelligence officers, spies, in all of their ports of call."29 Ultimately, it took an act of Congress to prevent the lease.30 Nevertheless, COSCO is once again attempting to lease another base, this time in Los Angeles. Further, it has secured an alternate route into America: "COSCO will this month launch a new TransPacific container service, and for the first time will use the Port of Vancouver as the gateway to U.S. destinations with CPR as the land carrier to Chicago. CPR is the only rail carrier that can move freight from the Port of Vancouver to Chicago over its own track."31 Poly Technologies Poly Technologies was founded in 1985 as a subsidiary of China's powerful central bank, CITIC (China International Trust and Investment Corporation). CRS reports that Poly Technologies "(also known as Baoli) is a cover for COSTIND personnel under the General Staff Department’s Equipment and Technology Department."32 In 1994, President Clinton and the Congress passed the ban on assault weapons. The ban was effected for weapons manufactured after September 13, 1994. According to news reports, Poly Technologies used this "loophole" to dump a large amount of weapons into the American market.33 "According to a Scripps Howard report by Michael Hedges (which ran on the front page of the March 14, 1997 edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette) on February 2, 1996, the Clinton administration granted Wang Jun's Poly Technologies importation permits to flood America with over 100,000 semi-automatic weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition - despite the president's own gun ban."34 On February 6, 1996, three interesting things occurred at the White House: Despite reports in January that China continued to export nuclear technology to Pakistan and missiles to Iran, President Clinton signed waivers for four satellite launches by Chinese rockets.35 Poly Technologies Chairman, Wang Jun, met with Ron Brown, head of the Commerce Department.36 Mr. Wang is a Chinese arms dealer and the son of one of China's most reactionary leaders, the late Wang Zhen, who advocated the massacre at Tiananmen.37 Later that night, Wang Jun attended a White House "coffee" session at the behest of Charlie Trie.38 Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a Little Rock restaurant owner turned DNC fundraiser, would become a frequent visitor to the White House. In April of 1996, President Clinton appointed Mr. Trie to the Commission on U.S. Pacific Trade and Investment Policy. Trie eventually funneled $640,000 of illegal campaign contributions into the President’s legal defense fund. Trie "agreed to plead guilty to two counts of violating federal election laws--one felony and one misdemeanor--and will receive a maximum of three years' probation, according to court papers."39 When COSCO’s ship was caught in the Justice Department’s "Dragon Fire" sting, a total of 2,000 illegal AK-47s were seized.40 These weapons were manufactured by Poly Technologies.41 Indictments would be brought against Jun and Robert Ma, Poly Technologies’ representative in the United States.42 "Poly Technology Executive Director, Xie Datong, stated on the record that the machine gun transfer did not require permission from the Chinese General Staff. Xie Datong, also a corporate officer of Poly's American subsidiary PTK, claimed the weapons were transferred from stockpiles from the General Logistics Division of the PLA."43 According to a May 23, 1996 Associated Press report, "Those arrested also discussed the sale of explosives, antiaircraft artillery and other powerful weapons with U.S. undercover agents, [Congressman Charles] Schumer said he was told. Rejecting the notion that those arrested were operating entirely on their own, Schumer said, ‘You can't export as many as 2,000 weapons from China unless you have someone in the government going along with this.’"44
1 posted on 03/06/2003 11:01:34 PM PST by AnimalLover
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To: section9
Do you have any information on this?
2 posted on 03/06/2003 11:09:26 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: AnimalLover
It's time to end our love affair with China and it's slave-made goods. Let them suffer the consequences. Let's vote them out of most favored nation status and give it to a country that deserves it like Japan, S.Korea, Spain, Latvia... you get the idea.

I aways found it unbelievable to see Republicans defend MFN status going to China on C-Span as incredibly stupid.

3 posted on 03/06/2003 11:10:11 PM PST by Dec31,1999 (Ginving MFN status to China is like digging one's own grave.)
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To: AnimalLover
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE PARAGRAPH YOUR POSTS!!!

INSURE IT!

DOUBLE CHECK.

CHECK AGAIN.

INSURE IT, UNLESS you don't want them read.
4 posted on 03/06/2003 11:21:02 PM PST by Quix
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To: AnimalLover
Much like the massive Chinese presence at the Panama Canal. We think we have trouble with foreigners infringing on our country. China hopes to just sit on top of the canal, taking possession, peacefully, of course, just by living there, owning businesses, buying houses, spending money to fuel the economy! Thanks Jimmy Carter! :)
5 posted on 03/06/2003 11:30:37 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: AnimalLover; ALOHA RONNIE
RONNIE, any comments?
6 posted on 03/07/2003 2:49:47 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's will be forever remembered as "The Decade of Fraud(s)...")
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To: AnimalLover; backhoe; Alamo-Girl; Joy Angela; Sabertooth; Clinton Is Scum; Carl/NewsMax; ...
NEVER FORGET

...T'was we blessed Citizen Activists at Long Beach who STOPPED the Parade of China Army Money flowing thru HILLARY RODHAM's Palms from taking over our U.S. Long Beach Navy Base in 1997.

...After our Court-Forced Public Hearings, on our behalf, before the Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission, the U.S. Navy as well as our Public Comments before the Long Beach City Council (and Friend of HILLARY Long Beach Mayor BEVERLY O'NEILL-D)...

...we finally had to go to Senator JAMES INHOFE-R of Oklahoma to finally stop BILL CLINTON's "CLINTON Waiver" (That would have proclaimed COSCO in Long Beach no threat to our Natinonal Security) in Congress and thus the Deal.


1) I personally remember just how great it felt facing down Long Beach Mayor BEVERLY O'NEILL-D in my addresses before her Long Beach City Council against COSCO taking over the U.S. Long Beach Navy Base.

2) I personally remember pressing this Save our U.S. Long Beach Navy Base Issue thru my many Calls into:

~C-SPAN-TV's "Washington Journal"
~DUFFY & Compnay Talk Radio Show
~George Putnam Talk Radio Show,
and others.

3) I remember our Citizens' Letters and Postcards being sent to Conference Committee Chairman Senator INHOFE to kill the "CLINTON Waiver" that would have brought COSCO onto our U.S. Long Beach Navy Base as part of that year's National Defense Bill.

4) I particularly remember having pressed this Save our U.S. Long Beach Navy Base Issue on NET-TV (National Education Television) broadcasting from Washington, D.C with my Calls into its very good morning show hosted by Reporter MAJOR GARRETT -&- TOM FITTON, later of JUDICIAL WATCH, which I think may have helped prompt Senator INHOFE's getting involved. He ended up being interviewed on this NET TV Show about what he was doing in Congress to stop COSCO from taking over our U.S. Long Beach Navy Base.

5) I remember that just 2 Days after we were Victorious in stopping HILLARY RODHAM's "CLINTON Waiver" in Congrees with its removal from the 1997-98 National Defense Bill...

...Friend of HILLARY Long Beach Mayor BEVERLY O'NEILL announced she was FLATTENING our Long Beach Navy Base anyway without her even having a Steamship Company Tenant for it..!!!

...South Korea's HAIIJIN Steamship Company ended up finally moving onto a flattened U.S. Long Beach Navy Base in the Fall of 2002.

...HILLARY RODHAM, BILL CLINTON and Mayor BEVERY O'NEILL had planned on having COSCO occupying this same space by 1998. We gave a U.S. Long Beach Navy Base, that was crucial in supporting our U.S. Navy's role in protecting Freedom's Interests in the Western Pacific, an extra 4 years of life.

...WE TRIED. HILLARY RODHAM then ran for the U.S. Senate and is now running for President of the United States with the same $$$ backing she had during the 1990's.


...I remember starting out this story with my 1st Cavalry Division Troopship USNS ROSE stopping off for an 8 hour refueling at the U.S. Long Beach Navy Base in the summer of 1965 on our way to the 1st Major Battle of the Vietnam War, as recently depicted in MEL GIBSON's .."WE WERE SOLDIERS."

...This was after our having left a U.S. Charleston Navy Base that is now no more and traveling thru a Panama Canal that is now being operated by the very Communist Enemy we were then on our way to fight..!



...I also remember being blessed in assisting JOHNNY CHUNG's clearing of his name in the U.S. Long Beach Navy Base Case before Friend of HILLARY Long Beach Mayor BEVERLY O'NEILL and her entire Long Beach City Council where he asked them all if he was the one they dealt with in the CLINTON White House about the U.S. Long Beach Navy Base Case..?

...After their shaking their heads and telling him "NO" ..CHUNG had the patriotic Guts to stand there and ask them, as this City Council Meeting was being broadcast on Cable TV Citywide:


"Then since I am not the One, WHO IS..?"


A Question Federal Authorities have yet to make HILLARY RODHAM answer..!!!


GOD does indeed work His Miracles in very Loving Ways..?


Signed:

ALOHA RONNIE Guyer
Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965
Vet-Battle of U.S. Long Beach Navy Base-1997
http://www.LZXRay.com

NEVER FORGET
7 posted on 03/07/2003 8:18:34 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: backhoe; Alamo-Girl; Sabertooth; Clinton Is Scum; generalissimoduane; RonDog; Joy Angela; ...
NEVER FORGET

...During HILLARY RODHAM & BILL CLINTON's push to turn our U.S. Navy Base over to Communist China for China Army Money during the 1990's...

...AL GORE was also bringing illegal Russian Rockets onto our U.S. Long Beach Navy Base in a Sea-based SEALAUNCH Space Satellite Launching Operation that was to be home-based there.

...SEALAUNCH was a partnership between a former Communist Soviet Union and America's BOEING, from which BOEING was to be later fined the then highest Fine in U.S. Government History by our State Department...

..$10 Million...

...for its transferring of our precious Missile and Space Satellite Technology Secrets for our Terrrorist Enemies to scoop up abroad.

Long Beach = My Kind of Town

NEVER FORGET
8 posted on 03/07/2003 8:42:31 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: All; backhoe
NEVER FORGET

...For more on the Battle to Save our U.S. Long Beach Navy Base...

...check out my Bookmarked Threads here on Freerepublic.com...

...simply by 'Hitting' the...


.."ALOHA RONNIE"..


...on this Post.

ALOHA
9 posted on 03/07/2003 8:47:34 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Ronnie, thanks very much-- the Chinese/Long Beach fiasco is one of those subjects "I intend to research but haven't gotten to it yet..."-- stuff just keeps happening at the wrong times. But it's still on my index card of stories that need telling.
10 posted on 03/07/2003 8:56:08 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's will be forever remembered as "The Decade of Fraud(s)...")
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To: backhoe
...Thanks for listening to some Real History.
11 posted on 03/07/2003 9:12:30 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: AnimalLover
According to COSCO's America's web page Long Beach (old USN shipyard/base) still on COSCO schedule

Your thread opens lots of questions, with China going against us with Iraq, what the hell are we gonna do with two hot spots KOREA and Iraq worsening when Red China owns us!

12 posted on 03/07/2003 9:18:01 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Salvation; billbears; patent; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; fatima; amom; Alamo-Girl; Coleus; ...
BumPing for added COSCO, red China info.
13 posted on 03/07/2003 9:19:33 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
...Thanks for listening to some Real History.

Gladly, neighbor- we need more citizens to get involved, like you did... locally, state-wide, and nationally.

14 posted on 03/07/2003 9:24:50 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: backhoe

See link in my last post.As far as you know Cosco still in LB, Ca. right?

15 posted on 03/07/2003 9:45:39 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
...What are we going to do with 2 Hot Spots going at the same time in the World..?

...Just ask Friend of Communist China and North Korea...

...HILLARY RODHAM.
16 posted on 03/07/2003 9:48:10 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: AnimalLover
Formatting for easier reading,

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FOREIGN INFLUENCES COSCO, Poly Technologies, Chung, Trie "COSCO is not a benign private commercial enterprise. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of China's People's Liberation Army.

It serves as the merchant marine of the Chinese military, and there is every reason to believe it will do their bidding in terms of smuggling, intelligence-gathering and weapons shipments." Sen. James M. Inhofe 1 "[There] is a direct link between the White House fundraising with China and assets that have gone in favor of Communist China that could pose as a national security threat to the United States.

I have intelligence reports that state so. I have facts that also state so…" - Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham 2 COSCO While reports vary on the exact length of time, the Chinese Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has had a presence at the Long Beach Naval Station in Long Beach, California since the early 1980’s.3 They lease a portion of the space directly from the city. (71)

In 1997, they attempted to lease the entire former 144-acre Long Beach Naval Station. (72) COSCO planned to demolish the existing structures and build a new $200 million terminal, thereby allowing its 600 ships to sail directly to America’s shores without having to pass through U.S. Customs.4 The following information, compiled or quoted directly from the related sources, details the sequence of events that lead Congress to stop the sale.

In 1992 "the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission fined COSCO $400,000 for paying kickbacks instead of legal tariffs."5 In 1993 "a COSCO ship was caught transporting 87 pounds of heroin into the United States."6

Another COSCO ship had been caught smuggling illegal aliens. The Coast Guard had cited various ships on 6 separate occasions for security infractions.7 In 1994, "John Chung began dropping money to the DNC, the very year the Clinton administration closed the base."8 "By April 1995, California records show, Chung had created the first two of at least seven export-import or real-estate companies that he has formed with foreign citizens."9 "He and Chen signed papers to incorporate the two companies that April 10.

Two days later, Chung paid the party $125,000 to take Chen and others to the dinner with the president at Spielberg's house."10 In 1995, "while the National Security Council staff [worried] about Chung portraying himself as being sanctioned by Clinton to negotiate the release of human-rights activist Harry Wu from a Chinese gulag, Chung set up meetings with then-Democratic National Committee, or DNC, chairman Don Fowler."11 "They met on March 9, 1995, at about the same time Chung was providing Hillary Clinton's top aide, Margaret Williams, with a $50,000 political donation."12

After the DNC meeting, "Fowler arranged for Chung and COSCO representatives to attend a Clinton radio address. Chung and six Chinese ‘business executives’ listened to the radio address and, shortly afterward, Chung dropped $50,000 to the DNC."13 "Federal Election Commission records show several of [Chung’s] largest political donations were made as he created shell corporations."14 "

In 1996, a Justice Department sting operation [known as Dragon Fire] exposed one of COSCO’s ships, which had smuggled and attempted to sell 2,000 AK-47s to California street gangs, with the promise of delivering missiles to knock a 747 airliner out of the sky."15 In 1996, President Clinton gave the Chinese $50 million for "trade." He also supplied them with a $137 million "nonrecourse" loan to build 5 new ships.

A non-recourse loan means that if China defaults, the American taxpayers will make good on the loan.16 "Even as it denied payments had been made by the government of China to the Clinton/Gore campaign fund and other Democratic Party causes, the White House pressured preservation officials in the Navy, State Department and local government to abandon efforts to preserve the historic buildings at the naval station."17 According to news reports, Dorothy Robyn, working with preservationists to fight the lease, was urged by a Clinton appointee to "abandon their effort[s]."18

"In 1997, the New York Times raised questions concerning why a ‘Clinton-administration official made what several people involved describe as highly unusual telephone calls to push for construction of a container terminal that would be leased to a shipping company owned by the Chinese government.’"19 The Long Beach Harbor Commission reportedly supported the move, which would net millions in rent, $1 million in taxes, and several hundred jobs for the area.20 President Clinton, himself, affixed his "seal of approval" on the deal.21

The Administration forwarded the line that "`all intelligence agencies that briefed us have assured us that COSCO represents no threat to our national security."22 The people who reportedly made the "no threat" decision were former Secretary of Navy Dalton and former Secretary of State Haig.23, 24 Dalton is a former employee of Stephens Inc., a Little Rock, Arkansas-based investment banking firm.25

This is the same Stephens, Inc., that allowed John Huang to repeatedly use their offices to contact Lippo Ltd. after having attended top-secret meetings at the White House.26 This is the same Stephens, Inc. that has business ties with the Riadys.27 Further, Haig served on the advisory board for COSCO.28

The "brief" upon which the Administration claimed "no threat" was a complete fabrication. According to Rep. Cunningham’s April 15, 1997 statement, "the same intelligence briefers, the CIA, the National Security, the Coast Guard, have all stated that no such comment was ever made [or] ever intended." Further, "an updated report from the FBI…states that COSCO is currently actively involved in placing intelligence officers, spies, in all of their ports of call."29 Ultimately, it took an act of Congress to prevent the lease.30

Nevertheless, COSCO is once again attempting to lease another base, this time in Los Angeles. Further, it has secured an alternate route into America: "COSCO will this month launch a new TransPacific container service, and for the first time will use the Port of Vancouver as the gateway to U.S. destinations with CPR as the land carrier to Chicago.

CPR is the only rail carrier that can move freight from the Port of Vancouver to Chicago over its own track."31 Poly Technologies Poly Technologies was founded in 1985 as a subsidiary of China's powerful central bank, CITIC (China International Trust and Investment Corporation). CRS reports that Poly Technologies "(also known as Baoli) is a cover for COSTIND personnel under the General Staff Department’s Equipment and Technology Department."32

In 1994, President Clinton and the Congress passed the ban on assault weapons. The ban was effected for weapons manufactured after September 13, 1994. According to news reports, Poly Technologies used this "loophole" to dump a large amount of weapons into the American market.33 "According to a Scripps Howard report by Michael Hedges (which ran on the front page of the March 14, 1997 edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette) on February 2, 1996, the Clinton administration granted Wang Jun's Poly Technologies importation permits to flood America with over 100,000 semi-automatic weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition - despite the president's own gun ban."34

On February 6, 1996, three interesting things occurred at the White House: Despite reports in January that China continued to export nuclear technology to Pakistan and missiles to Iran, President Clinton signed waivers for four satellite launches by Chinese rockets.35 Poly Technologies Chairman, Wang Jun, met with Ron Brown, head of the Commerce Department.36 Mr. Wang is a Chinese arms dealer and the son of one of China's most reactionary leaders, the late Wang Zhen, who advocated the massacre at Tiananmen.37 Later that night, Wang Jun attended a White House "coffee" session at the behest of Charlie Trie.38 Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a Little Rock restaurant owner turned DNC fundraiser, would become a frequent visitor to the White House.

In April of 1996, President Clinton appointed Mr. Trie to the Commission on U.S. Pacific Trade and Investment Policy. Trie eventually funneled $640,000 of illegal campaign contributions into the President’s legal defense fund.

Trie "agreed to plead guilty to two counts of violating federal election laws--one felony and one misdemeanor--and will receive a maximum of three years' probation, according to court papers."39 When COSCO’s ship was caught in the Justice Department’s "Dragon Fire" sting, a total of 2,000 illegal AK-47s were seized.40

These weapons were manufactured by Poly Technologies.41 Indictments would be brought against Jun and Robert Ma, Poly Technologies’ representative in the United States.42 "Poly Technology Executive Director, Xie Datong, stated on the record that the machine gun transfer did not require permission from the Chinese General Staff.

Xie Datong, also a corporate officer of Poly's American subsidiary PTK, claimed the weapons were transferred from stockpiles from the General Logistics Division of the PLA."43 According to a May 23, 1996 Associated Press report, "Those arrested also discussed the sale of explosives, antiaircraft artillery and other powerful weapons with U.S. undercover agents, [Congressman Charles] Schumer said he was told.

Rejecting the notion that those arrested were operating entirely on their own, Schumer said, ‘You can't export as many as 2,000 weapons from China unless you have someone in the government going along with this.’

17 posted on 03/07/2003 9:52:58 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
As far as you know Cosco still in LB, Ca. right?

Yes, but I have not checked recently.

18 posted on 03/07/2003 9:54:19 AM PST by backhoe (Has that Clinton "legacy" made you feel safer- yet?)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
And to think she is on our Armed Forces Intel committee!!!How frightening!
19 posted on 03/07/2003 9:54:36 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
bump and bookmarked!
20 posted on 03/07/2003 9:55:21 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Armed Services Committee..

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=629

21 posted on 03/07/2003 10:01:49 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
.."HILLARY CLINTON is now the most powerfull DEMOCRAT in the Country" =

...BILL O'REILLY, March 6, 2003
22 posted on 03/07/2003 10:03:51 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
b u m p
23 posted on 03/07/2003 10:05:14 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I still believe W J Clinton will take Kofi's spot at the U.N. and Hitlery will lie and cheat her way to the Presidency-in our futures. Then it will be Apocalyptic.
24 posted on 03/07/2003 10:06:44 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
...For more on the Enemy Within in -Time of War- see:

"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Forum

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=8
25 posted on 03/07/2003 10:10:39 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: Dec31,1999
Let's vote them out of most favored nation status and give it to a country that deserves it like Japan, S.Korea, Spain, Latvia... you get the idea.

Uh, those countries already have MFN status. Fact is, as of last year, only Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Vietnam, and Serbia-Montenegro DON'T have MFN status. And I imagine Afghanistan will be coming off the list as soon as they have something to export besides heroin and al Qaeda fugitives, or money to buy anything.

26 posted on 03/07/2003 10:12:57 AM PST by Heyworth
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
bump for later reading
27 posted on 03/07/2003 10:22:23 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
CLINTONS' Success UNLESS..?

BILL CLINTON was just denied the Chancellorship of OXFORD University that he so coveted...

that would have given him a new Home Base from which to replace a willing TONY BLAIR as head of the British Labor Party and then the Prime Ministership of an England that does not require he be born there to rule it...!!!

I, and others, have been real busy here on.. http://www.Freerepublic.com ..and on National Talk Radio alerting our Citizens about this...

and suddenly there's no...

BILL CLINTON, Chancellor of OXFORD University.

Let us continue to advance on the Enemy Within as if our very FREEDOM depends on it...

...which it DOES..?
28 posted on 03/07/2003 10:26:22 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: AnimalLover
"Chinese in at Port of Los Angeles"

It would appear that we are seven days late with the rent money.....

29 posted on 03/07/2003 10:27:52 AM PST by tracer (/b>)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the heads up!
30 posted on 03/07/2003 10:53:39 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Let's give them "Most Favored Nation" status again. Or maybe giving them our country is part of "MFN" status. Don't they have the Panama Canal now too? (havent read the whole thread) Or they are going to take it over soon?

No one can tell me that this isn't by design. Slowly and quietly we are giving ourselves over to communism. All of our institutions are under attack, marriage/family, schools/history you name it and we continue to aid our enemies.

I wrote a letter to the Commandant of the Marine Corps once asking why he was being sent to China (during the Clinton administration) to assist them in their naval combat landing program. I got a letter back saying: "The Commandant thanks you for your letter."

31 posted on 03/07/2003 1:54:38 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: AnimalLover
NEVER FORGET


...May GOD Bless our Long Beach Patriots,

...ALWAYS.


NEVER FORGET
32 posted on 03/07/2003 5:26:00 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
...WE TRIED. HILLARY RODHAM then ran for the U.S. Senate and is now running for President of the United States with the same $$$ backing she had during the 1990's.

I hope to God, that Bill Clinton's comments on 60 Minutes each Sunday night don't encourage Saddam Hussein to defy our current president, George W. Bush.

Hillary and Bill Clinton

STILL doing their best
to take down America.

33 posted on 03/07/2003 7:15:03 PM PST by Joy Angela
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To: Joy Angela
Ditto bump
34 posted on 03/08/2003 7:46:41 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: AnimalLover
Time for a bump.
35 posted on 03/09/2003 8:26:37 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!; AnimalLover
Thanks, for the re-do ~ **Bump**
36 posted on 03/10/2003 1:25:14 PM PST by TwoStep (Ignorance can be cured, stupid is forever!)
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To: Cap'n Crunch

37 posted on 03/11/2003 10:10:24 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: AnimalLover
Bttt.....
38 posted on 03/11/2003 10:15:54 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: AnimalLover
When was China denied use of LB shipyards port for security reasons?
39 posted on 03/11/2003 10:22:49 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: A Navy Vet
Ping.
40 posted on 03/11/2003 10:23:17 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Absolutley spot-on chronology. I was also active in the fight to keep COSTCO from leasing that entire property. As ALOHA RONNIE said, with the help of citizen activists in the city hall meetings, street protests, and cooperation with Senate and House members, we foiled the attempt, although the historic buildings of the Naval Base were razed. Once COSTCO was denied that expansion in Long Beach, they immediately approached Los Angeles Harbor. I'm surprised it's taken this long.
41 posted on 03/11/2003 1:14:13 PM PST by A Navy Vet
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To: savedbygrace
Thank you.
42 posted on 03/11/2003 1:14:25 PM PST by A Navy Vet
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To: A Navy Vet
b u m p!!! Bravo Zulu to you and Aloha Ronnie's efforts!
43 posted on 03/11/2003 1:16:53 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!; ALOHA RONNIE
"...the Chinese Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has had a presence at the Long Beach Naval Station in Long Beach, California since the early 1980’s.3 They lease a portion of the space directly from the city. (71) In 1997, they attempted to lease the entire former 144-acre Long Beach Naval Station. (72) COSCO planned to demolish the existing structures and build a new $200 million terminal, thereby allowing its 600 ships to sail directly to America’s shores without having to pass through U.S. Customs.4

I noticed a number of errros in the above:
1. COSTCO's presence was not at the Naval Station, but at the Long Beach Harbor.
2. COSTCO didn't plan to demolish the old Navy structures, that was a decision made by the city of Long Beach. The Navy turned over the closed base property to the city. LB owned and planned to raze the buildings, which they did. That was another on-going fight at the time.

Somewhere in the FR archives are many threads I posted re:COSTCO. I can't find them.

44 posted on 03/11/2003 1:37:02 PM PST by A Navy Vet
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To: backhoe
I smell Diane Feinstein in here somewhere.
45 posted on 03/11/2003 1:46:06 PM PST by mabelkitty
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To: A Navy Vet
As a cave dweller pointed out in some dark little corner of the Net, I'm a dumba&& for spelling COSCO with a [T}. Thanks cave dweller. (waving)
46 posted on 03/12/2003 7:10:16 PM PST by A Navy Vet
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