Manila ● Wed, September 28 2022
The Philippines will deport 40,000 Chinese workers in a crackdown on unlicensed online gaming businesses, an official said on Tuesday, after reports of kidnapping, prostitution and murder in the gambling industry.
So-called Philippine offshore gaming operators, or POGOs, have boomed since 2016 as former president Rodrigo Duterte pursued closer trade and investment ties with China.
But the influx of tens of thousands of Chinese workers in the sector that targets customers in China, where gambling is illegal, has created friction.
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