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China warns citizens in Singapore to stay away from gambling – Asia & Pacific – The Jakarta Post

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he Chinese embassy in Singapore on Monday urged Chinese citizens in the city-state to “stay away” from gambling, and said cross-border gambling violates Chinese laws. 

The embassy “solemnly reminded” the majority of Chinese citizens in Singapore to enhance their legal awareness and stay away from gambling, saying in a statement that gambling is strictly prohibited by law in China. 

“Even if overseas casinos are legally opened, cross-border gambling by Chinese citizens is suspected of violating the laws of our country,” adding that embassies and consulates may not be able to provide consular protection for violations.

The Chinese embassies in South Korea and Sri Lanka also issued similar warnings recently.

On Feb. 22, law enforcement agencies in China and the Philippines cooperated to repatriate more than 40 Chinese nationals engaged in offshore gambling, according to a statement from the Chinese embassy in the Philippines.

“The Chinese government has always opposed any form of gambling and opposes Chinese citizens leaving the country to engage in the gambling industry, the embassy said.

In addition, the ministers of public security of China and Vietnam agreed to enhance law enforcement cooperation and signed a memorandum of understanding on working together to combat cross-border gambling.

The Chinese embassy in Singapore said the Ministry of Public Security of China opened a reporting platform for combating cross-border and online gambling, where Chinese citizens can pass on clues and suspected activity.

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