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200px|The Chicago landmark On Leong Merchants Association Building, now Pui Tak Center. The On Leong Chinese Merchants Association () or simply Chinese Merchants Association, formerly known as the On Leong Tong (), is a tong society operating out of its territory in Mott Street in New York's Chinatown. Established in November 1893, the tong fought a violent war for control of Chinatown's rackets and businesses with the Hip Sing Tong. In recent years the Tong has been linked to the Ghost Shadows street gang led by Wing Yeung Chan. Currently, there are over 30,000 registered On Leong members, the majority of them with a commercial or industrial background.

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Further reading

*Denny Lee
Years of the Dragons
Information on the history of Ghost Shadows, ''New York Times'', May 11, 2003. *MacIllwain, Jeffrey Scott. ''Organizing Crime in Chinatown: race and racketeering in New York City, 1890-1910''. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2004. {{Organized crime groups in New York City Category:Chinese-American organizations Category:Chinese-American culture in New York City Category:Gangs in New York City Category:Tongs (organizations)