Macau

Xi Jinping: China Will Not Tolerate ‘External Forces’ Interfering in Hong Kong

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, who spent the week lavishing praise and attention on Macau to send a message to a certain other island that used to be a foreign colonial possession, used a speech commemorating 20 years of Chinese control over Macau to warn that Beijing will not accept interference by “external forces” in the Hong Kong crisis.

China's President Xi Jinping (R), with Macau's outgoing Chief Executive Fernando Chui (L), speaks upon his arrival at Macau's international airport in Macau on December 18, 2019, ahead of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the handover from Portugal to China. - Chinese president Xi Jinping landed in Macau on …

Chinese State Media Calls Hong Kong Protesters ‘Basket of Deplorables’

In the course of condemning Hong Kong protesters for ruining their city and urging them to be more like their cousins in semi-autonomous Macau, China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday borrowed a famous line from former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to denounce the Hong Kong democracy movement as a “basket of deplorables.” 

A protestor holds a portrait of Xi Jinping - General Secretary of the Communist Party of China as they demonstrate in front of China embassy in Warsaw in support of pro democracy protests in Hong Kong, September 29, 2019. (Photo by Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read WOJTEK …

China Chasing Hundreds of Billions from Casino Money Laundering

The former Portuguese colony of Macau took in $45 billion in gambling revenues in 2013, up 20% from the prior year and nearly seven times the action on the Las Vegas strip. But in the last six months, China’s President Xi Jinping has devastated the “Monte Carlo of the Orient” as he accelerates his anti-corruption campaign against vast layers of entrenched officials. Xi hopes his purge will deflect blame away from the Communist Party as China suffers its worst economic crisis in two decades.

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