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China’s online shopping sites used to funnel gambling funds

China’s leading online shopping sites are being used to funnel billions of dollars to offshore gambling sites to avoid strict capital controls, the Financial Times reports.
Mainland China ADB says Asia’s economy to shrink for first time since 60s

ADB says Asia’s economy to shrink for first time since 60s

The Asian Development Bank expects the economies of the Asia region to shrink this year for the first time since the 1960s.
Winning Future Chinese Tourists

What Chinese tourists will come to expect

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Sports drives first 2020 gain in China lottery

Sports drives first 2020 gain in China lottery 

China’s two lotteries put in an impressive performance in July, marking their first month of year-on-year growth of 2020.
MGTO to restart tourism marketing in China

MGTO to restart tourism marketing in China

The Macau Government Tourism Office is planning to launch a tourism promotion campaign starting in the second week of September in Beijing.

China blacklist shot across the bow for wider Asian gaming industry

A bulletin from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism that it would implement a “blacklist” system for some foreign gambling tourist destinations and would...
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IVS to restart in Guangdong in Aug., all China in Sept.

China has confirmed it will begin issuing individual visit scheme visas for the whole of Guangdong province on August 26 and will extend the program to all of China from Sept. 23.

China domestic flights, trains back to pre-virus levels, travel strong

Chinese domestic flights and hi-speed train links are back to their pre-virus levels of volume and there is still a strong demand for travel with 100 million trips in the first week of May and 80 million in the three-day Dragon Boat festival in June.

Asia economies show signs of life

China’s manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace in nine years in July, while manufacturing indicators in several other key Asian economies also showed signs of improvement after the Covid-19 slump. 

China lottery figures fall 41.7 percent in H1

Sales in China’s two state lotteries dropped 41.7 percent in the first half, with the Sports Lottery faring worse than the Welfare Lottery.

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