China's President Xi Jinping (left) shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Basketball World Cup in Beijing on August 30. Photo: AFP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Manila must play its cards right with Chinese offshore gambling, given Beijing’s warnings

  • The spike in Chinese offshore gambling operators has brought jobs and revenue but also problems. Manila must work with Beijing to crack down on human trafficking, fraud and illegal operators
  • Operators should also be encouraged to diversify investments in the Philippines

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China's President Xi Jinping (left) shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Basketball World Cup in Beijing on August 30. Photo: AFP
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