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Bets on for Macau's Sands China after U.S. billionaire Adelson's death

Jan 13 2021

HONG KONG Sands China Ltd's adjustment to life after the death of billionaire founder Sheldon Adelson, coming a year before the firm's gaming licence expires, could open up opportunities for Chinese investors to acquire a stake, industry executives said.

Hong Kong, world’s most visited city, faces tourism bust

Nov 20 2020

HONG KONG Hundreds of parked tour buses are gathering dust at a northern Hong Kong container port, having been off the road for 10 months since authorities banned non-resident arrivals into the city due to the new coronavirus. | Video

Hong Kong, Singapore to allow travel to each other without quarantines from November 22

Nov 11 2020

HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will begin on Nov. 22, the two cities announced on Wednesday, as they moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners.

Hong Kong, Singapore announce plans for travel bubble

Oct 15 2020

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Oct 15 Hong Kong and Singapore will set up a travel bubble, the two cities announced on Thursday, as they moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners.

'Be one with the fish': aquarium yoga among Hong Kong Ocean Park's new offerings

Oct 08 2020

HONG KONG Against the vivid backdrop of a giant aquarium filled with sharks, manta rays and other aquatic life, a yoga group on Thursday performed side planks, chair poses and lunges, their arms outstretched to the ceiling. | Video

Ginseng piles up in Canada during pandemic despite Chinese demand

Sep 30 2020

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/HONG KONG The pandemic's crushing effect on international travel has grounded Canadian exports of ginseng, a root widely used in Asia to treat everything from the common cold to impotency, at a time when health is top of consumers' minds.

As cash flees Macau junkets, gambling hub faces long odds of quick recovery

Sep 22 2020

HONG KONG Fears China is broadening a crackdown on offshore gambling has sparked a rush to withdraw billions of dollars from the world’s biggest gambling hub Macau, threatening a recovery in the coronavirus-stricken economy, executives say.

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