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Why Cathay Pacific changed its tune on Hong Kong protestsND


Bill Wilson & Robert Plummer, BBC News, Tuesday 13th August 2019

Cathay Pacific has warned its staff that anyone participating in the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong will lose their jobs as the company takes a zero-tolerance approach to the matter. Cathay Pacific were forced to renege on their previous pledge to not interfere if staff members wanted to participate in the pro-democracy demonstrations. This comes as Beijing’s aviation regulator placed mounted pressure on the Hong Kong airline through new regulations that require Cathay Pacific to submit lists of staff working on flights that go into mainland China. The regulator went on to state that any Cathay Pacific staff member involved in the “illegal protests” will be banned from working on those flights. The regulator also demanded a report on increased internal control measures.

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