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News Summary: China's next leaders may curb Macau

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • November 5, 2012 - 12:04 PM

MACAU QUESTIONS: Hordes of Chinese high rollers flooding into Macau have turned the city into an Asian casino boomtown, but they're also posing a challenge for China's next generation of leaders.

LEADERSHIP CHANGE: China holds a once-a-decade Communist Party Congress starting Thursday that will usher in new leaders who might already be uneasy about Chinese citizens spiriting wealth outside the mainland to Macau as well as the huge profits made there by U.S. casino companies.

THE POSSIBLITY: New leaders could try to make their mark by introducing new policies aimed at curbing the rampant corruption that has become one of the biggest challenges to the Communist Party's power.

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