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In August 1994, American businessman K.S. Wu traveled with Ron Brown to
Communist China. Today, Mr. Wu is reported to be dead, and no one in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) wants to talk about him.
Mr. Wu traveled with several major donors to the DNC, including Bernard Schwartz, CEO of Loral, Sanford Robertson, CEO of Robertson & Stephens, and Edwin Lupberger, CEO of Entergy Corp. Wu was invited to various special events, including a post Hong Kong dinner and Democratic fund-raiser.
Wu, a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, also having done graduate work at Yale, was a very busy man, according to his official Commerce Dept. information sheet. In 1994, he was chairman of Pacific Century Group, a member of the board of directors of the Singapore Fund, the Japan Equity Fund, the China Direct Fund and the Sinung Corporation. Wu was also a board member of the Georgetown University Asian Law Program and the Enprotech Corporation.
With Wu on that August ’94 trip to China, was West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton, who in 1996 described Wu as a “close friend” and a “trusted adviser to Senator Rockefeller.”
Today, none dare speak of Mr. Wu. Former Gov. Caperton, Democrat Sen. Rockefeller both refused to comment on the late K.S. Wu. All questions to the senator’s office on K.S. Wu have been greeted by with the same answer, a short and angry “no comment.”
Yet, Wu was certainly considered to be an important enough businessman to invite on the 1994 China trade trip. Wu was important enough to deserve an invitation to a Hong Kong hotel party attended by Brown and assorted millionaires from the Far East. According to an attendance list obtained from the files of Ron Brown, the Hong Kong trade event was sponsored by Counsel General Richard W. Mueller. The event was a dinner held in honor of Ron Brown at the Peak Hotel in Hong Kong.
Attendees at the posh reception included DNC donors Robertson, Lupberger, and Schwartz, along with a host of other U.S. corporate executives who donated millions of dollars to the DNC. Furthermore, the DNC was represented at the Hong Kong Peak event by Loren Keith Stanton, a fund-raiser and vice chairman of “Democrats Abroad.”
The dinner for Ron Brown at the Peak Hotel also included bankers for the Chinese army. Top on the list was Robert Adams, the governor of the American Chamber of Commerce and then the executive director of China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC).
CITIC is the bank of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), providing financing for the Chinese army’s weapons sales and western technology purchases. CITIC serves as the chief investment arm of China’s central government and holds ministry status on the Chinese State Council.
This was not the first meeting with the PLA banking and finance division for Ron Brown during the August 1994 trade trip. Brown, Lupberger, and Wu all met with the top man in CITIC during the previous stop in Beijing.
According to documents forced from the White House by legal action, these fine gentlemen met with Chinese billionaire Li Ka-Shing in Beijing, and in Hong Kong. Why Li Ka-Shing was tagging along was all too obvious. Li is a director of CITIC bank and a close associate of the Chinese navy.
Lupberger and Wu were given White House information sheets on every major member of the communist Chinese leadership. The White House bios included data on the most important Chinese Communist citizens from President Jiang Zemin to the mayor of Shanghai. The only civilian included by the White House was Li Ka-Shing, director of CITIC.
Li Ka-Shing owns the vast shipping enterprise, Hutchison Whampoa, Ltd. Li works closely with the official PRC shipping carrier, COSCO. Li and COSCO own both ends of the Panama Canal. Li and COSCO tried to buy the former Navy port at Long Beach. Li financed several satellite deals between Hughes and China Hong Kong Satellite (CHINASAT), a company half owned by the Peoples Liberation Army. Li Ka-Shing and the Chinese Navy nearly obtained four huge roll-on/roll-off container ships, financed by the American taxpayer.
However, Mr. Wu and Li Ka-Shing shared more than just a single trade trip to China in 1994. Wu’s attendance at such high-level events becomes less of a mystery when he and his so-called America investment company come into focus. Wu, according to the official Commerce Department information sheet, was chairman of Pacific Century Group, an investment firm working to finance electric power plants inside China with U.S. money.
Of course, if you mention electric power in West Virginia you will find a big answer lying underground, coal.
Pacific Century, according to sources on Capitol Hill, is actually a front company part owned by Li Ka-Shing and Macau prostitution and drug-lord Ng Lapseng. The U.S.-based business run by Wu was actually then owned by Chinese billionaire Li Ka-Shing and a major organized crime boss. The Ng family dominance of Far East heroin, and oriental female love slaves in California, Oregon, and Washington is well known to law enforcement at both the state and federal levels.
In fact, Wu was related to Ng. Ng, also a major donor to the DNC, often introduced himself as “Mister Wu.” K.S. Wu was a cousin of Ng Lapseng. Crime-lord Ng actually entered the Clinton’s inner-circle by introducing large amounts of cash to the DNC. Proof of this can be seen in a wonderful photograph of Mr. Ng with Mr. and Mrs. Clinton at a DNC fund-raising event.
Mr. Wu’s information sheet included several different phone numbers for the Pacific Century Group. Attempts to seek more information from Mr. Wu’s company were fruitless. It should shock no one to find that repeated calls to the Pacific Century Group for ex-chairman K.S. Wu were not returned. No Pacific Century official would comment on their departed CEO, the deals in China, or their relationship with the Democratic Party.
The 1994 trade trip to China included a Lippo-backed power project in China with an Arkansas-based company called Entergy Corp. Former DNC fund-raisers Ira Sockowitz and John Huang worked at the Commerce Department and were charged by Brown to “vet” or check out the Entergy project in China.
“The signing of the MOU (memorandum of understanding),” notes the Huang/Sockowitz vet document, “demonstrates another level of agreement with not only NCPG (North China Power Group), but Central Government Approval through the Ministry of Power as well. Total Value $1 billion, American Content $465,000,000 … Next steps include Central government’s approval of the rate of return and manufacturing equipment and project financing. Entergy has approached ExIm.”
Lupberger and Wu attended the trade mission to China on the personal authority of President Clinton. Lupberger also personally donated over $80,000 to Democratic candidates prior to the flight. Wu brought investors eager to finance the operation, including money laundered from his family holdings in Macau.
Commerce documents show Edwin Lupberger, Maria Haley, then head of the Export Import Bank, K.S. Wu, and Li Ka-Shing, all met Madam Wu Yi. Madam Wu was then the head of China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC). The investments made through Pacific Century were to back a joint Lippo/Chinese “soft coal” power plant.
John Huang, Ron Brown, Edwin Lupberger, Senator Rockefeller, and K.S. Wu all helped to obtain the financing from U.S. citizens and taxpayers to build “soft” coal fired plants in the Far East — coal fired plants that cannot burn American coal.
The sole source of U.S. soft coal is the state of Utah. Utah also happens to be the number one state competing with West Virginia on the coal export market. President Clinton declared most of Utah to be off-limits to coal mining without legislation, using a presidential executive order. With this single act, Clinton enhanced the standing of Democratic West Virginia and punished Republican-dominated Utah.
The interests of Bill Clinton, PRC billionaire Li Ka-Shing, crime boss Ng “Wu” Lapseng and Lippo Group billionaire Moctar Riady merged to provide American money to build the “soft” coal-fired plants. The “soft” coal power plant deal was a perfect DNC operation, combining kick-backs from organized crime with money from the Chinese army and a raid on Republicans, all in one stroke.
K.S. Wu died in late 1995. No one will comment on his death. No one will comment on his life. No information on how or when (or if) Mr. Wu died is available.
To be continued. Next: Aerospace Wu