Tensions rise as a THOUSAND Chinese arrested by Filipino government in gambling crackdown
The Philippines immigration bureau last week detained about 1,200 Chinese people working in call centre-like facilities suspected of running online gambling operations out of a former U.S. air base, Clark Field.
The detentions marked the government's biggest such round-up of Chinese nationals in the country, many thought to be working there illegally.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China had requested that the Philippines “appropriately make arrangements” for those who had been detained and quickly release individuals who have “legal identification”.
“At the same... read more
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