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3 in US Accused of Enslaving Chinese Acrobats – AP

From AP via China Daily: Three men enslaved more than 20 members of a Chinese acrobatic team, feeding them little, paying them next to nothing to perform and confiscating their passports and visas, US authorities said. A woman who worked as an interpreter for China Star Acrobats escaped late last month and contacted authorities, the […]

Las Vegas Adapts to Reap Chinese New Year Bounty – Steve Friess

From the New York Times: “This is a Las Vegas version of Chinese New Year,” Mr. Zhu said. “It’s its own thing, but we love it.” So do casino executives. Chinese New Year, a 15-day celebration that is set by a lunar calendar and that usually falls in late January or early February, has become […]

Global hunt highlights scale of graft in China – David Lague

From the International Herald Tribune: They may have been small- time bankers from a provincial Chinese city, but they traveled like high rollers. On Oct. 2, 2001, three junior Bank of China managers from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong boarded a private jet in Vancouver for a flight to Las Vegas. One of the […]

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