EXPERTS WORLD NEWS China restates action on overseas-bet fugitives 1 year ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 354 A spokesman from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning to those Chinese citizens who know they are suspected of involvement in cross-border gambling – whether via land-based casinos or online services – to “turn themselves in”, or face “harsh punishment”. Wang Wenbin (pictured), made the comments on Tuesday at a regular briefing session with the media, in response to questions about Chinese businessman She Zhijiang, who was reportedly arrested by Thai police last week. Mr She – also said to have a Cambodian passport – was wanted by Chinese authorities for allegedly running illegal online gambling operations, and faced possible extradition to China, reported Reuters news agency, citing Thai police. China considers any online gambling operation that either targets or serves Chinese consumers – regardless of whether it is based inside or outside China – as offering an “illegal” service. Those using such services or helping others to do so, are also liable to criminal penalties under Chinese law. Mainland official Mr Wang remarked at Tuesday’s briefing in Beijing: “She Zhijiang was suspected of having committed the crime of ‘establishing casino’. The facts for that are clear, and evidence irrefutable. Interpol had also issued a red notice [on Mr She]. “No matter what corner of the world a criminal suspect runs to, China will initiate law-enforcement cooperation with the relevant countries in order to bring the suspect to justice.” “Here, we warn the cross-border gambling crime suspects to stop their criminal acts; to return to the country; and turn themselves in so that they could still be granted lenient treatment.” If not, they would face “harsh punishment”. Mr She has been linked in media reports to allegations of involvement in online gambling operations in Southeast Asia, and also of being the main backer of a multibillion U.S. dollar land-based casino, entertainment centre and industrial complex in Myanmar’s Karen State. He has evaded the Chinese authorities for almost a decade, reported Chinese financial media outlet Caixin, citing anonymous sources. A number of government departments in China has issued statements in the past few years regarding crackdowns on citizens travelling overseas for casino play, or having involvement in online betting: referred to collectively as “cross-border gambling”. China’s amended criminal code outlaws anyone assisting others in such activity. It came into effect from March 1, 2021. Source: ggrasia.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: China, cross-border gambling, igaming Continue Reading Previous Africa’s fintech, crypto leaders to meet at Ghana summitNext Elon Musk Eyes Manchester United Purchase More Stories EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Entain To Pay Almost $730 Million To Settle Turkish Bribery Claims 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS UGANDA iGaming in Africa: An overview 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Africa’s Digital Future and the Rise of Mobile Gaming 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA President Ruto unveils plan to privatise 35 state companies in Kenya 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Entain ‘remains confident’ but ‘open to constructively addressing’ investor concerns 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Top 10 African payment trends for 2024 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Naira maintains stability in crypto market as Nigerians digest Binance $4.3 billion settlement 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Uncategorized Lagos Gambling Regulator LSLGA Issues Ban On Unlicensed Gambling Sites 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Nigeria: 15 Years After, Supreme Court Hears Lottery Regulation Dispute March 13 7 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA How Lanre Gbajabiamila is Transforming the Lottery Industry 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Social and cultural aspects of gambling in South Africa 1 week ago Samuel BETTING HOT NEWS WORLD NEWS The Legal Landscape of Sports Betting 1 week ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.