HONG KONG/BEIJING For the past two weeks China's police have been raiding houses, restaurants and makeshift markets across the country, arresting nearly 700 people for breaking the temporary ban on catching, selling or eating wild animals.
* Closure of Macau casinos and slide in tourism hitting
The new coronavirus epidemic has claimed its first big M&A deal, with Macau casino operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd pulling the plug on a stake purchase in Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd , citing a plunge in traveler numbers and casino closures.
HONG KONG/BEIJING The coronavirus outbreak claimed its first life in Hong Kong on Tuesday, compounding the international financial centre's problems after anti-government protests, and Macau, the world's biggest gambling playground, urged casinos to shut their doors. | Video
Hongkong/Peking Nach monatelangen Massenprotesten in Hongkong entzündet sich am Coronavirus-Ausbruch neuer Unmut gegen die Führung der chinesischen Sonderverwaltungszone.
HONG KONG Panic-stricken residents have emptied shelves in major supermarkets in Hong Kong, stockpiling meat, rice, cleaning products and soap as fears escalate over a coronavirus epidemic on the mainland.
MACAU/HONG KONG China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Macau on Wednesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its handover to China, and is expected to announce economic perks as as a reward for its stability and loyalty as protests rock nearby Hong Kong. | Video
HONG KONG, Dec 18 China's President Xi Jinping
begins a three-day visit to the gambling hub of Macau on
Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to China,
with security tight as protests rock nearby Hong Kong.
HONG KONG Hong Kong's chief secretary, Matthew Cheung, said on Tuesday he was disappointed with recent protest violence after a period of relative calm, as the jobless rate rose sharply in the Asian financial hub's catering and tourism sectors.