Casino Revenue Hurting, Security Foremost As Xi Jinping Tours Macau

Chinese President Xi Jinping has commenced a three-day tour of Macau, his first in five years, depressing casino revenue and disrupting transportation amid security measures unprecedented since the city’s return to China in 1999.

Xi arrived at Macau International Airport on Wednesday afternoon to mark the 20th anniversary of China’s recovery of Macau and preside over the change of the special autonomous region’s Chief Executive on Friday.

In a press conference on the airport tarmac, Xi said he, the central government and the people of China are “proud” of the “achievements and progress” of Macau since reverting to Chinese sovereignty, including its “conscientious implementation of the One Country, Two Systems policy”.

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