An online gambling website in the Philippines that targets Chinese gamblers. Photo: Tory Ho

Duterte administration reels as Beijing slams Manila for undermining its cross-border gambling crackdown

  • The Chinese embassy says its nationals are being targeted by gambling firms, resulting in hundreds of millions of yuan illegally flowing into the Philippines
  • In a strongly worded statement, Beijing also called on Manila to punish Philippine gaming firms subjecting Chinese citizens to ‘modern slavery’
Topic |   The Philippines

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An online gambling website in the Philippines that targets Chinese gamblers. Photo: Tory Ho
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.