(In the US) a Chinese association or secret society, frequently associated with organized crime: [as modifier]: the tong wars in Chinatown
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- The struggle for control of these illicit businesses also gave rise to frequent intrigues, violence, and political corruption and to sensational press coverage of the so-called tong wars.
- I guess what I'm saying is we can complain all we want about the tong culture and how the rule of law can be a joke in this country, but we have to start somewhere if we want to fix things.
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