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Typhoon rebuild on U.S. territory Saipan hampered by casino woes

Apr 15 2019

SAIPAN More than six months after super typhoon Yutu battered Saipan, recovery efforts are making little traction with the government facing cash-flow problems as its once vaunted engine of growth – a Chinese-funded casino project - is mired in deep losses. | Video

As China pushes traditional medicine globally, illegal wildlife trade flourishes

Mar 28 2019

HONG KONG Chinese traditional medicine is rapidly expanding worldwide as a key pillar of the country's Belt and Road initiative, but conservation groups say demand for treatments using animal products is driving a surge in illegal trafficking of wildlife.

Macau casino licenses for MGM China, SJM extended to 2022

Mar 15 2019

HONG KONG Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, has extended casino licenses for MGM China and SJM Holdings until 2022, bringing them on par with other operators, authorities in the Chinese territory said on Friday.

Hong Kong owner of Pacific island casino sued over forced labor, trafficking claims

Mar 14 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific, the owner of a multi-billion Saipan gaming project, is being sued by former construction workers who say they were victims of forced labor and human trafficking on the U.S.-administered Pacific island.

Casino hub Macau braces for impact of slowing Chinese economy

Feb 12 2019

HONG KONG As the Chinese territory of Macau marks 20 years since its handover from Portuguese rule, slower mainland economic growth, a weaker yuan and a simmering trade war threaten to derail growth in the world's biggest casino hub.

Hong Kong's rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

Jan 13 2019

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FEATURE-Hong Kong's rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

Jan 11 2019

* Developers hold at least 1,000 hectares of unused rural land

Profit-hungry tiger breeders behind push to lift China’s trading ban

Jan 08 2019

HONG KONG/HARBIN, China At the Siberia Tiger Park in the frigid Chinese city of Harbin, visitors can learn about the facility's successful breeding programme and buy chicken carcasses to toss to around 20 tigers pacing the snow flecked ground of their enclosure. | Video

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