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China Tightens Grip on Macau as Dissent Rises in Gambling Hub

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By night, Ieong Man Teng was dealing baccarat to gamblers at the Wynn Macau casino. By day, he was mobilizing thousands of fellow dealers to protest on the street for better working conditions and higher pay. That made him one of the people on Beijing's watch list earlier this year in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub. Ieong said associates of prominent businessmen in Macau and a Macau politician who sits on the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference warned him in face-to-face meetings, including one at a local cafe, to tone down his activities. He did not name the politician. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OK5Tk2mfrTE/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com