Macau gaming stocks plunge on VIP junket operator crackdown report

Macau gaming stocks plunged after a media report warned of an impending crackdown on VIP junket operators.

Beijing plans to launch late this month a clean-up of "triad-linked junket operators" who make a profit by bringing in mainland high-rollers to casinos in Macau and lending them money, a British newspaper reported, quoting unnamed law enforcement sources as saying.

Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 5:54am

CLSA nails custard to the wall for tongue-in-cheek report

Belt up or be busted on the 21M

Whither the slither? This and other compelling questions for investors in the Year of the Snake are raised and answered in CLSA's 19th Fung Shui Index.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am 1 comment

Workers' voice of Shenzhen takes a beating in crackdown

NGOs in Shenzhen help migrant workers understand their rights and provide counselling in job disputes. Photo: Reuters

Shenzhen NGO worker Su Yuan has been forced to fight for her rights after about 60 men evicted her and five colleagues from their office in August. Their ordeal was part of a seven-month Guangdong crackdown that shuttered at least eight non-governmental labour organisations in Shenzhen. Su talks about how they and their group, called the Little Grass Workers' Home, were mistreated.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:46am

1,000 'Doomsday cult' members arrested on mainland

Mainland police have arrested nearly 1,000 people in the crackdown on a Christian sect that spread doomsday rumours and targeted communist rule, state media said ahead of the supposedly Mayan-foretold apocalypse.

21 Dec 2012 - 4:54am 1 comment

Inside Bo Xilai's dungeon: victims reveal ruthless torture

Bo Xilai, pictured during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in March 2012. Photo: AP

In the first of a four-part series, Revisiting Chongqing, we look at one of the earliest and most high-profile victims of the disgraced party chief's crackdown on so-called gangsters.

20 Aug 2013 - 7:55pm 4 comments

Ex-Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva to face murder charge

Abhisit Vejjajiva. Photo: AP

Former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva is to be charged with murder over the death of a civilian during the 2010 "red shirt" rallies, officials said yesterday, the first government figure to face court over the bloodshed.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:56am

Data on village homes to be shared

Criticised for moving too slowly against illegal structures on village homes in the New Territories, the Buildings Department yesterday appealed to another branch of the government for help in identifying hot spots of illicit construction.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:31pm

Chongqing party chief defends crackdown

Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai has defended his controversial anti-triad crackdown with fervour and revolutionary rhetoric, in a move analysts say hints at his readiness to do whatever it takes to safeguard his pet project and his political capital.

13 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

New World catches fallout from crackdown

New World Development and New World China Land saw their shares fall slightly yesterday after the group confirmed that three of their sites in Beijing were listed as idle by the Ministry of Land and Resources. New World Development fell 0.14 per cent to HK$14.38 and its mainland property unit fell 0.36 per cent to HK$2.78.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Crackdown 2

Crackdown 2 (Ruffian Games)

One of the most popular Xbox 360 games to date makes a return with cooler guns, gear, vehicles and an overly friendly zombie horde. There are plenty of things to shoot and pummel for the action adrenaline junkie and budding sociopath.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Beijing must face up to Tiananmen tragedy

Today, we mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown. More than two decades have passed since People's Liberation Army troops crushed China's biggest peaceful protest, causing a terrible loss of life. But memories of this dark day in the nation's history have not faded.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Face up to tragedy so nation can move on

Twenty years ago today, PLA tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square to crush China's biggest peaceful protest. Troops opened fire on defenceless civilians, leaving dozens - perhaps hundreds - dead on the streets. The country is still living under the shadow of this terrible chapter in its history. It is time for the central government to face up to the truth and make amends, so China can move on.

4 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Blogger defies the censors to air views on Tiananmen crackdown

Despite authorities tightening their grip on the internet, at least one mainland netizen is using a personal blog to get around the 'Great Firewall of China' to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

4 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Two newspaper staff suspended for 'June 4' advert

Two senior officials at a Sichuan newspaper have been suspended over a classified advertisement saluting the mothers of Tiananmen crackdown victims, a source said yesterday.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Numbers game not the point in the shooting of unarmed people

Inspired by Ray Woo's letter ('Shedding light on Tiananmen death numbers', May 26), I propose a naming system that classifies killing events objectively. An event with a death toll ranging from one to 999 should be an 'incident'; 1,000 to 9,999, an 'occasion'; 10,000 to 99,999, an 'event'; 100,000 to 999,999, a 'massacre'; and, more than that, a 'bloodbath'.

29 May 2007 - 12:00am