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Friday, March 20, 2015


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NEW YORK – The figure behind the $2 million contribution the Chinese construction company Rilin Enterprises made in 2013 to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation is secretive Chinese billionaire Wang Wenliang.
On Feb. 7, the New York Times identified Wang as the secret buyer behind a shell corporation that bought three pricey condos in the exclusive Times Warner building in New York City for $25.6 million.
The Times reported Wang, a member of the National People’s Congress, China’s national legislative branch of government, has used Rilin Enterprises to build “numerous consulates and embassies for the Chinese government,” a job that foreign governments typically give to construction companies with extensive intelligence agency ties.
CBS News found the Clinton Foundation has raised at least $42 million from foreign governments and at least $170 million from foreign entities and individuals.
When Bill Clinton was in the White House, numerous fundraising scandals arose related to Chinese influence on U.S. politics. Clinton received funding directly from known or suspected Chinese intelligence agents, including James and Mochtar Riady of the Indonesian Lippo Group, John Huang, Charlie Trie, Ted Sioeng, Maria Hsia and Wang Jun.
Across the river in New Jersey, he has fared less well, despite investing heavily in real estate.
The New York Times also revealed that in February 2011, the housing task force in Jersey City followed up on a complaint from a resident on Pavonia Avenue about the number of people living in a single-family residence rented by Rilin. The subsequent investigation discovered 15 Asian males with no identification, passports, or work visas all residing in the one-family attached row house.
According to the newspaper, an internal report authored by the task force chairman, Mark Redfield, said, “The house was divided up into sleeping quarters to accommodate 28 roomers.” He added that the “crammed quarters were extremely unsanitary and posed an imminent hazard.”
The Times also reported Jersey City officials found “the same conditions” at another house that was used by Rilin for its workers. Jersey City inspectors also reported finding in 2013 an illegal rooming house at another location used by Rilin, with an internal Jersey City email charging the building was “housing Chinese workers who work for the Chinese Embassy as construction workers.”
A biography prepared by the National University of Singapore Business School notes Wang was born in the city of Dandong, Liaoning Province, China.
He focused on economics research upon graduation from Liaoning University as one of the first class of graduates following the Cultural Revolution. He then served as the economics adviser to the municipal government on planning and economic issues.
In March 1998, Wang formed China Rilin Construction Group, which the NUS Business School characterized as one of the largest privately held construction companies in China.
Rilin owns and operates Dandong Port, a large modern port consisting of 20 berths that can accommodate bulk cargoes. It serves as a transshipment point for commodities from northeast China to southern China, Japan and South Korea. It’s known as the only sea gateway of China’s Liaoning coastal economic belt.
Dandong Port is also the closest deep-water port in China serving the Korean Peninsula, Japan and Russia Far East.
Wang is also the major shareholder of Dandong Pasite Grain & Oil Co., Ltd., a modern soybean oil production facility that operates 24-hours-a-day and ranks No. 1 in northeast China in terms of production capability for a single line.
Dandong Pasite Grain & Oil Co. Ltd., along with the Dandong Port, serves as Northeast China’s grain transportation hub.
Dandong, China, the headquarters for the Wang worldwide operations, is known for the Chinese branch North Korean Kwangson Bank opened in 2004. The the Telegraph in London reported it “helped channel billions of pounds of valuable foreign currency to Pyongyang, money that was used to finance North Korea’s nuclear weapons nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs.”
The Telegraph said Chinese authorities in March 2013 shut the North Korean bank branch down 10 days after the United Nations Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea.


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