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  1. Islanders vote to allow Taiwan's first casino

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Residents of the Matsu islands voted in favour yesterday of opening Taiwan's first legal casino. Nearly 60 per cent of Matsu residents, a total ... in 1949. Yang said it was planned to build the casino on the same site as Matsu's most famous monument- the War Peace Memorial Park. He said investors from the US, Hong Kong and Macau had ...

  2. Top cadre warns of 'political casino'

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the days of warlords and internal strife. 'China will become a venue for politicians to compete for different interests, a casino of political ambitious and a land divided,' Yu said, ...

  3. Macau's Ho in last-ditch bid to rein in casino firms

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... largest casino market. Following a meeting with representatives from Macau's six licensed casino operators, Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak-yuen said on Monday ... residential areas. Shares in Macau casino operators plunged briefly yesterday following an article in the Wall Street Journal Asia citing Tam's comments. However, all these measures had been ...

  4. DPP divided over tourism casinos

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Taiwan's ruling party is split over whether the law should be changed to legalise the establishment of casinos on outlying islands. William Lai Ching-the, ... up of tourism casinos, then Taipei would give its support to the projects. Mr Hsieh also expressed hope that the DPP's legislative caucus would give the party's legislators ...

  5. Casino urged as economic boost

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Liberals want Tung to build high-class complex on Lantau Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has been told that a luxury casino complex should be built on Lantau for the exclusive use of mainland and foreign tourists to help revitalise the economy. The Liberal Party, which put forward the proposal during a meeting with Mr Tung yesterday, said a casino complex similar ...

  6. Chips down for Pyongyang

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill China's anti-gambling campaign threatens a casino in North Korea operated by Hong Kong's Emperor Group, which opened in 2000 and is said to be taking in 250 million yuan a year. Almost all the clients at the casino, 54km from the Chinese border area of Yanbian, Jilin province, are mainland Chinese- about 50,000 a year. The government says most ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is our task today to make up for what was not done (when the euro was created in 1999) Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, rejecting calls for Germany to underwrite euro-zone debt What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who has donated US$10 million to supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney This decision ...

  8. Pressure on chief to avoid recession

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... the brink of recession. In his ninth and perhaps last address, Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah faces challenges ranging from troubled casinos to a housing slump and ailing small businesses. Mr Ho, who has held the post since 1999, is to step down in December next year. His replacement will be elected next summer. Stressed casinos are hoping for tax cuts and an easing of restrictions ...

  9. Foreign lessons in winning

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in pushing ahead with that city's first casino resort- according to a knowledgeable source. Mr Tsang showed interest in a similar idea when he was financial secretary. He paid a fact-finding ... that it was not appropriate for the city to develop a casino business. That was apparently because of fears that Macau's gaming business would suffer if Hong Kong joined the fray. The government has not raised ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ying-yen from the legislature about Mr Tsang's controversial absence. Mr Tsang was criticised for attending only three hours of the 14-hour debate. Halt on casino licences hailed Casino king Stanley Ho Hung-sun has welcomed the Macau government's suspension of the issuing of new casino licences, saying that it was good news because there were already too many casinos located ...




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