Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of “one China,” as pro-democracy campaigners in both semiautonomous territories call for free leadership elections. Security has been tight during Xi’s two-day visit to Macau to mark the ...

Oct 29, 2014

Take a balanced look at casinos

Before the government jumps on the casino bandwagon, careful consideration needs to be given to the negative aspects of legalizing this form of gambling.

Oct 22, 2014

Casino bill delayed again, sources say

Japan’s plan to open up to casino gambling has been delayed again, three people familiar with the process said, dealing a blow to one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy priorities and to hopes the first resort will open in time for the 2020 ...

Limits on casino entry for Japanese mulled to pass legalization bill

Oct 16, 2014

Limits on casino entry for Japanese mulled to pass legalization bill

Pro-casino lawmakers have agreed to consider putting limits on the ability of Japanese to patronize gambling establishments, bowing to pressure from opponents who have threatened to block a legalization bill unless it addresses issues such as gambling addiction. Such a revision would boost chances ...

Push for casinos runs into headwinds

| Sep 6, 2014

Push for casinos runs into headwinds

by Philip Brasor

Until a few months ago, it seemed a sure thing that casinos would be open in Tokyo by the time the Olympics rolled around in 2020. For years now, a group of lawmakers have been working to legalize gambling resorts in Japan, and Tokyo ...