China renew warnings in opposition to illegal gambling by their own citizen in Southeast Asia
Gambling is illegal in China and yet so many Chinese nationals have set up online gambling websites offshore, particularly in Southeast Asia.
Offshore illegal gambling is still punishable under Chinese law because of many customers carrying out the transactions in yuan.
China will push for joint action with regional law enforcement agencies to crack down illegal gambling activity.
The most recent warning comes from Chinese embassy in Manila said:
Chinese companies and individuals in the Philippines will be “punish in accordance with Chinese law” for any involvement in illegal gambling
Philippines is a big focus of China’s offshore efforts to clamp down on the practice.
China is also teaming up with Cambodian authorities to stop illegal gambling.
Chinese nationals and investment pouring into Cambodia’s southern provinces, with the two countries signing a law enforcement treaty in March to combat cross-border crimes.