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Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

17 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial. | Video

UPDATE 8-Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

16 Jun 2019

* Extradition bill was suspended on Saturday (Adds protest attendance estimates, Pompeo quote)

Support wavers in Hong Kong for bill allowing extraditions to China after protests

14 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Cracks appeared on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law to allow extraditions to China, and opponents of the bill said they would stage more demonstrations after hundreds of thousands took to the streets this week. | Video

RPT-Banks re-open as Hong Kong returns to normal ahead of weekend protest

14 Jun 2019

HONG KONG, June 14 Police kept a close watch over central Hong Kong on Friday as the Asian financial hub returned to normalcy, with banks re-opening branches closed during violent protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China.

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

11 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after the city's biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997. | Video

Casino operator Melco to buy 20% of Crown Resorts from billionaire Packer

30 May 2019

HONG KONG/BENGALURU Melco Resorts & Entertainment will buy a 20% stake in Australia's Crown Resorts from casino mogul James Packer for A$1.76 billion ($1.22 billion), the U.S. company said, months after Wynn Resorts withdrew an offer to buy Crown.

In Macau's non-gaming race, analysts pick Sands China, Galaxy as winners

30 May 2019

MACAU Macau's casino operators have pledged billions of dollars to develop non-gaming attractions in a bid to secure new licences, but analysts predict only the more efficient like Sands China and Galaxy will be able to curb losses and emerge winners.

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.

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