Anti-graft measures no threat to casinos: Bai

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Bai Zhijian, director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office, said yesterday that anti-corruption measures in the mainland should not be regarded as measures to control the casino industry in Macau. “Measures against corruption and casinos are not the same matter,” Mr Bai Zhijian said, our sister publication Business Daily reports. “Every place across the globe is talking about anti-corruption and there are casinos everywhere. These are two different matters.” Mr Bai added he is not expecting new restrictions to be implemented for people in the mainland wanting to visit Macau. Meanwhile, Mr Bai, 64, hinted he could be leaving his post once the new Chinese leadership takes the helm of the country, in March. He has headed the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau since 2002.