Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

author:Pure heart

In the dark corners of Taiwan, there is a name that has frightened countless people - Chen Qili. Behind the name, there is an almost forgotten history, a controversial and mysterious figure. How did he, a kid who came out of the slums, climb step by step to the top of the gang and become the head of Taiwan's Bamboo Union Gang? What made him famous in the world of gangsters, but he firmly supported the concept of one China?

Join the origins of the gang

The trajectory of Chen's life began to change in 1949, when he retreated to Taiwan with the Kuomintang and settled in a military village with his family. Life here is very different from that of the mainland, and the linguistic and cultural differences make them called "provincials", an identity that comes with unspeakable bitterness and contradictions.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

On campus, Chen Qili was ostracized and ridiculed because of language barriers and cultural differences. The mocking words of his classmates pierced his young heart like sharp knives. On the way home from the military village, Chen Qili was often bullied by locals, and sometimes even forcibly snatched away the little pocket money he carried with him. This pervasive sense of oppression made his heart gradually harden and cold.

At that time, class contradictions and ethnic antagonism in Taiwanese society became increasingly acute. Friction between provincials and locals is frequent, often turning into street fights. Chan has witnessed numerous conflicts and experienced violence firsthand. In this environment, he realized the importance of self-protection and began to carry with him improvised self-defense tools such as sticks and stones.

This continuous ordeal eventually prompted Chen Qili to join the Zhonghe Gang, which was made up of people from other provinces. The gang was founded to protect each other from bullying from outside. In the gang, Chan finds sympathetic partners who face outside pressure and discrimination. He gradually rose to prominence within the gang, whenever there was a conflict, Chen Qili always rushed to the front, not afraid of strong enemies, with courage and wisdom, he won the respect and trust of the gang.

This experience had a profound impact on Chen's life. He grew from a bullied teenager to a figure with a voice in the gang. The Neutralization Gang is not only a refuge for him to escape from reality, but also a starting point for him to realize his personal ambitions and ambitions. In this process, Chen Qili's outlook on life and values gradually formed, laying the foundation for his future career as a gangster.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

The rise of the Bamboo Union Gang

As time passed, Chen Qili's position in the Zhonghe Gang became more and more solid. However, in 1955, the gang suffered a major upheaval, and the gang leader Sun Depei was arrested for murder, which led to chaos in the gang. At this critical juncture, Chen Qili, with his outstanding leadership and bold action, decided to form a new gang, the Bamboo Union Gang. The establishment of the Bamboo Union Gang is not only the inheritance of the Zhonghe Gang, but also marks an important turning point for Chen Qili to transform from a gang member to a leader.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

The Bamboo Union Gang started out as a small organization, but under the leadership of Chen Qili, it quickly expanded its power. He made the most of his wits and bravery and adopted a flexible strategy against his competitors. In 1962, Chen Qili seized the power vacuum after the Four Seas Gang was cracked down by the police, and quickly filled the vacancy, thus greatly expanding the sphere of influence of the Bamboo Union Gang. This move not only strengthened the position of the Bamboo Union Gang in Taipei, but also made the Bamboo Union Gang one of the most influential gangs in Taiwan.

In 1968, Chen Qili's Bamboo Union Gang launched an important gang conflict at a Western restaurant in Taipei. The clash was seen as a demonstration of the strength of the Bamboo Union Gang, and Chen Qili led the gang to defeat the local snake Niupu gang with less than many. This victory not only demonstrated the strength of the Bamboo Union Gang, but also demonstrated Chen Qili's prestige and leadership as a gang leader. As a result, his reputation rose rapidly in the gangster world, winning the loyalty and admiration of many gangsters.

During the rise of the Bamboo Union Gang, Chen Qili adopted a series of strategies to consolidate his power. He borrowed from the organizational structure of the Qing Dynasty and established a complex set of halls and contact points, which not only strengthened the organizational structure within the gang, but also further expanded the influence of the Bamboo Union Gang in Taiwan. In addition, he has also been involved in the underground financial industry, including activities such as illegal financing and telecom fraud, which have brought huge economic benefits to the Bamboo Union Gang, further strengthening the gang's financial power and influence.

Through these actions, Chen Qili successfully built the Bamboo Union Gang into a huge gang organization, whose influence spread not only to Taiwan, but also gradually to Southeast Asia. Chen Qili's name has become synonymous with Taiwan's gangster world, and the rise of the Bamboo Union Gang has also become an important chapter in the history of Taiwan's gangsters.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

The fall of the gangster

In the process of the rise of the Bamboo Union Gang, Chen Qili, as the core figure of the gang, reached the peak of his power and influence. However, just as he was in control of a vast gangster empire, an incident in 1970 changed the course of his fortunes forever. In this year, Chen Ren, an important member of the Bamboo Union Gang, betrayed the gang and defected to the police, providing them with important information about the Bamboo Union Gang. This behavior dealt a huge blow to the gang and touched Chen Qili's bottom line.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

Chan's reaction was extremely strong and decisive. He believes that loyalty is the cornerstone of the gang's survival, and any betrayal must be severely punished. In order to maintain his authority and the stability of the gang, Chen Qili ordered revenge on Chen Ren. He assigned the most reliable killer in the gang and carried out a careful planning and layout, which eventually led to Chen Ren's death. The murder caused a huge shock in Taiwan, and the police quickly intervened in the investigation, eventually pointing the finger at Chen Qili.

Chen Qili's move not only aroused close attention from the police, but also had a far-reaching impact on Taiwan's entire social and political environment. After an in-depth investigation, the police determined that Chen Qili was the mastermind behind the murder and launched a comprehensive pursuit of him. Under strong legal pressure, Chen Qili was eventually arrested and imprisoned. This event not only marked the peak and fall of his personal power, but also a turning point in the history of the Bamboo United Gang.

After being imprisoned, Chen Qili's situation became extremely difficult. While in prison he is still trying to control the operation of the gang through various means, his influence and control are not as strong as before. During this period, rifts also began to appear within the Bamboo Union Gang, and some members began to seek independence or switch to other gangs. Chen Qili's once-splendor and power were gradually eroded by time and reality.

This experience had a profound impact on Chen Qili. On the one hand, he began to reflect on his life choices and gangster career, and on the other hand, he also developed a deeper dissatisfaction and resentment against Taiwan's judicial and social environment. Despite his difficult situation, Chen Qili still maintained a certain authority and influence, and his life in prison became the focus of Taiwanese society and media attention.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

Political games and firm positions

Even in prison, Chen Qili still touches the sensitive nerves of Taiwan's political and gangster circles. In 1984, Taiwanese society once again paid attention to the murder of Chen Qili, the writer Liu Yiliang, because of an incident that shocked the whole island. Liu Yiliang has exposed many political insiders because of his sharp brushstrokes, many of which involve the Jiang family. And Chen Qili, as the leader of the Bamboo Union Gang, was identified as the mastermind of this case.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

Behind this case, there is an intricate political and power game. Chen Qili learned the news of Liu Yiliang's murder in prison, and knew very well that this was not just a simple murder case, but involved deep-seated contradictions and struggles in Taiwan's political arena. Police and government agencies quickly intervened to try to get to the bottom of the matter. However, Chen Qili is not a man to give in easily, he is well aware of the rules of the political game and decides to use the incident to gain more benefits for himself.

During the interrogation, Chen Qili disclosed an audio recording pointing the suspicion of murder at Chiang Ching-kuo's son, Chiang Hsiao-wu. He claimed that Liu Yiliang's death was related to the Jiang family because his report touched the interests of the Jiang family. This accusation caused a huge sensation in Taiwanese society at the time, not only making Chen Qili's case even more confusing, but also exposing the power struggle and corruption problems within Taiwan's political circles.

Although Jiang Xiaowu was not punished by law in the end, the incident dealt a serious blow to the political status of the Jiang family. Jiang Xiaowu was forced to leave Taiwan and go to Singapore. And Chen Qili, although sentenced to life imprisonment, through this series of operations, he successfully transformed himself from a simple gangster to a political role, and his influence went beyond the gangster world and extended to Taiwan's political scene.

In this process, Chen Qili has always adhered to his stance on "one China." He has repeatedly stated in prison that he would rather accept the rule of the Communist Party than see Taiwan interfered with and divided by external forces. This stance reflects his firm belief in national unity and national identity, and has also affected his image and evaluation in Taiwanese society to a certain extent.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

Regrets and legends in later years

In 2007, Chen Qili died of a serious illness, ending his legendary life. In his later years, although he was far away from the former center of power and gangster life, Chen Qili's heart was still full of deep concern and concern for Taiwan and its future.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China

In his later years, Chen Qili publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with Taiwan's political situation on many occasions. He expressed disappointment with the leadership of the Taiwanese authorities, believing that they are incompetent and lack morality, which only creates social divisions and bends the knee to external forces. This criticism reflects his profound reflection on Taiwan's political status quo and also demonstrates his consistent political stance. He insisted that no matter how manipulative the Taiwan authorities may be, Taiwan will always be an inalienable part of China. This firm "one-China" stance embodies his profound feelings for national reunification and national sovereignty.

In his later years, Chen Qili often recalled his days in the gang and was worried about the current situation of the Bamboo Union Gang. Since he left Taiwan, many changes have taken place within the Bamboo Union Gang, and the once united gang has begun to crack and become less powerful than before. It hurt him, but there was nothing he could do. He has said that if possible, he is willing to return to Taiwan in person to regroup and restore the former glory of the Bamboo Union Gang.

Before his death, Chen Qili left a suicide note, expressing his lifelong regret that he could not see Taiwan return to the mainland of the motherland with his own eyes. This regret is not only a summary of his personal career, but also the last adherence to his political beliefs. His death has attracted widespread attention, and both supporters and opponents have to admit that he has left a deep imprint on Taiwanese society and the history of gangsters.

Taiwanese gangster Chen Qili: We will not let Taiwan be taken away by outsiders, and we will resolutely support one China


Chen Qili's funeral was on a grand scale, with tens of thousands of gang members and former friends coming to see him off. At this moment, whether it is love or fear, people pay tribute to the life of this former gangster. His legendary story and complex identity have become a long-standing topic of discussion in Taiwanese society and beyond.

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