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    Nonstop Air Service a Win For Vegas

    By David G. Schwartz

    Nonstop flights from Las Vegas to Beijing’s Capital Airport are a key to unlocking new tourist opportunities.

  • Soundscraper

    Romeos, Sunbears and Tragedy

    By Jarret Keene

    So much great stuff happening I can barely keep track. Look for two amazing new Las Vegas bands—China, who sound like an angular Nirvana and project an astonishing early-’90s vibe, and Coiled Snakes, a heavy post-rock trio featuring members of Poison the Well and legendary locals Curl Up and Die. On the live-music-venue front, the old Emergency Room Lounge is now The Underworld Grill & Bar (3550 S. Decatur Blvd.). Iron Maiden tribute act Aces High plays there 10 p.m. Jan. 28.

  • Business

    China Still Wants Vegas

    By James P. Reza

    With concerns about a cooling economy, labor union stirrings, fluctuating export figures, a housing bubble and some military positioning that’s become a talking point for Republicans, China dominates today’s international business headlines.

  • The China syndrome

    By Michael Green

    Macau long since surpassed Las Vegas as the world’s biggest gambling center as measured by total revenue.  But Macau and the rest of China hold important meaning for Nevada in other ways.

  • Courting China

    By Bob Whitby

    The budding romance between two far-flung cities is going as well as can be expected in Shanghai in the summer of 2008. Sometimes awkward and often dizzying, the long-distance courtship’s connections are building rapidly, the flirtations growing more intense. Chief matchmaker Jesse Davis, international public relations manager for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and Elvis, his trusty, hip-swiveling, lip-quivering sidekick, are touring the world’s fastest-growing city, hitting event after event—from press conferences to nightclub parties—in an effort to hook up the “Paris of the East” with the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”