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Recent articles by Muhammad:

Hong Kong’s American friends could kill it

In late-1990s Hong Kong, Ellen Bork was my tennis partner. Yes, the daughter of US Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, already a prominent conservative → Read More

Free world still doesn’t know how to defend HK

Ahead of its 1997 return to China, Hong Kong was the center of the universe. Freedom vs Communism, the sun setting on the British Empire, a skyrocketing → Read More

CBS reporter broke rule, took Trump’s bait

At the White House on Monday, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang broke a cardinal rule of journalism and played into the Trump administration’s narrative when → Read More

Hong Kong Protests Cast Shadows In Macau, Beijing's Favorite Ex-Colony

Economic and political challenges make Beijing nervous, potentially threatening Macau’s flow of mainland visitors. → Read More

China Trade War Potential Casualties Include U.S. Casinos In Asia

China uses the financial muscle of government, business and consumers to reward friends and punish enemies. U.S. owned casinos may feel the sting. → Read More

Adeus, Stanley Ho: Master Builder Of Modern Macau Leaves Own Company A Mess

Ho's Monte Carlo of the East is thriving but his casino business SJM continues to struggle, and its latest changes may make things worse. → Read More

Amid Stunning Recovery, Macau Casinos Still Have Room To Grow

May revenue below expectations won’t derail a stellar year in the global casino capital. → Read More

Japan Sending A Strong Message On Casinos That Global Gaming Giants Don't Get

Proposed casino restrictions in Japan are a disappointment to international gaming companies vying for a share of the industry -- but far worse news is hidden in plain sight. → Read More

Asia's Casinos Must Learn The Secret Of Las Vegas, Says Master Designer Paul Steelman

Renowned resort architect says creating a destination enhances all of its pieces. Japan, considering casino legalization, should feature local ingenuity. → Read More

What Steve Wynn's Resignation Means For Wynn Macau, Wynn Resorts

Founder’s exit doesn’t end the story for Wynn Macau and especially Wynn Resorts. → Read More

One Of Hong Kong's Richest Women, Cui Lijie Is Losing Her Bet On Saipan Casino

Imperial Pacific International controlling shareholder loses her place among Hong Kong’s richest but not her faith in U.S. Pacific island. → Read More

One China, two perspectives

Celebrated authors Jung Chang and Lijia Zhang view China from dramatically different angles based on their divergent backgrounds and vantage points → Read More

Punchy punchlines of a courageous comic

A sampler of Indonesian comedian Sakdiyah Ma’ruf’s best jokes on extremism, polygamy and - of course - sex as compiled by Asia Times → Read More

Hong Kong's Richest 2018: Henry Cheng Joins The Ranks, Thanks To Huge U.K. Project

The Cheng family fortune stems from the wide-ranging New World conglomerate and Chow Tai Fook, the world’s largest jewelry chain. However, the biggest piece of Henry Cheng’s $1.3 billion fortune comes from halfway around the world. → Read More

Hong Kong's Richest 2018: Gaming Tycoon Lawrence Ho Adds $1.2B To Wealth, But Aims For Bigger Prizes

Lawrence Ho got a more than $1.2 billion boost to his wealth over the past year as Macau’s casinos continued their strong recovery. But this likely means less to him, at age 40, than asserting more control over his empire. → Read More

Reimagining women’s rights in Islam

Marina Mahathir, the daughter of a former Malaysian prime minister, has championed a reinterpretation of the Koran's passages on women → Read More

Chinese high rollers drive Macau’s casino rebound

Longstanding market assumptions that political leaderships in Macau and Beijing prefer mass to high-end gambling look dubious with a recent surge in VIP earnings → Read More

Macau mega-casino born of a broken marriage

Venetian Macao founder Sheldon Adelson's vision to convert a disused Macau landfill into Asia's version of the Las Vegas Strip has paid off in spades ... but it wasn't easy → Read More

Macau: from colonial backwater to global gaming hub

Ten years ago Venetian Macao founder Sheldon Adelson, then a Las Vegas B-lister, took a high-risk, high-stakes punt on what he himself described as a crime-infested "seedy backwater" → Read More

How Sheldon Adelson’s Macau gamble hit the jackpot

Ten years after the Venetian Macao opened its doors, the gambling haven's first modern integrated casino resort has arguably redefined the global gaming business → Read More