Gambling is illegal in China so many Chinese nationals have set up online gambling websites offshore, particularly in Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy

China bets on help from Southeast Asia to stamp out illegal gambling

  • Beijing is teaming up with its neighbours to crack down on the activity but there are barriers to cooperation
Topic |   Asean

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Gambling is illegal in China so many Chinese nationals have set up online gambling websites offshore, particularly in Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.