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

16 Apr 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

28 Mar 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 licences for MGM China, SJM extended to 2022

15 Mar 2019

HONG KONG Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, has extended casino licences 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 labour, trafficking claims

15 Mar 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 labour and human trafficking on the U.S.-administered Pacific island.

Casino hub Macau braces for impact of slowing Chinese economy

12 Feb 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

14 Jan 2019

(This January 13 story corrects graphic link with erroneous data)

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

11 Jan 2019

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

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

08 Jan 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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