The Era of Wo On Lok
The first move was made by the Black Twilight fraternity — Macau Ronnie’s progressive fraction within the Wo On Lok. In front of the Galaxy International Convention Center pro-democracy politician Teng Guan Ting was gunned down by two motorcyclists armed with submachine guns with dozens of spectators to witness the liquidation. The assassination in the evening was violent and loud. The message was clear.
Teng Guan Ting was a strong proponent of the Controlled Gambling & Fiscal Counterfeiting Act, planning to deliver a major blow to gambling oriented triads in Macau. Macau Ronnie had none of it. And a “local” Macau government wasn’t going to move in front of the world’s most momentous secret society.
It had been years too since a triad eliminated a politician in such cold blood. The authorities were paralyzed after recent budget cuts. And the same people who solicited those were the ones demanding a dedicated triad task-force now. Talking heads on television discussed the extent of the triads’ power yet again. It rang a new era, one where triads weren’t just secretive brotherhoods that dealt in nepotism, but where triads were one of the most influential criminal corporations and dealt without boundaries, neither geographically, by law or by virtue.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.