Tag: Cathay Pacific Airways

Hong Kong Protesters Are Targeting Starbucks. Apple Could Be Next.

HONG KONG — One company is the world’s largest coffee chain. Another runs a Japanese restaurant empire. A third makes some of the most popular online games on the planet. The global businesses — Starbucks, Yoshinoya and Activision Blizzard — would seem far removed from the political discontent in Hong Kong. But to some of […]

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‘Big Brother’ in the Sky: Cathay Pacific Workers Feel China’s Pressure

HONG KONG — Mixe Lee’s bosses showed him two Facebook posts. One criticized the police for how they handled the antigovernment demonstrations that have rocked the city of Hong Kong since June. Their question for Mr. Lee, a Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendant: Did he write them? Mr. Lee denied it, though he had. Then […]

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Cathay Pacific’s Chairman Resigns as China Pressures Hong Kong Business

HONG KONG — The chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways resigned on Wednesday, the second top executive of the embattled Hong Kong carrier to step down as protests have roiled the city. In a filing Wednesday afternoon with Hong Kong’s stock exchange, the airline said that John Slosar will resign as chairman and as an executive […]

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China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.

As Hong Kong seethes with protests against China’s rule, Beijing is increasingly pressuring the business world to take its side. Businesses, both global and local, are falling in line — and their employees are caught in the crossfire. The most dramatic example came on Friday, when Rupert Hogg, the chief executive of Hong Kong-based Cathay […]

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Cathay Pacific’s C.E.O. Resigns Amid Criticism From China

HONG KONG — The chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, has resigned, the company said on Friday, after the airline faced intense criticism from the Chinese authorities and the state news media for its employees’ participation in the territory’s protests. Cathay’s chief executive, Rupert Hogg, had warned staff in the past […]

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Cathay Pacific, Icon of Hong Kong’s Rise, Now Reflects China’s Grip

HONG KONG — Two months of boiling antigovernment protests have divided Hong Kong’s people. Now, the unrest has pitted one of the territory’s best-known international brands against some of its own employees. The Chinese government has forced Cathay Pacific Airways, a longtime emblem of Hong Kong’s proud status as a global capital, to bar staffers […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Descend on Airport, With Plans to Stay for Days

HONG KONG — Antigovernment protesters on Friday swarmed Hong Kong’s international airport, taking aim at both a global transit hub and the city’s closely guarded reputation for order and efficiency. The protest in the airport’s arrival hall, which is planned to last through Sunday, comes as Hong Kong reels from its worst political crisis since […]

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Hong Kong Strikes, and Strikes a Nerve in Beijing

ImageA protester blocking a train door during a general strike in Hong Kong on Monday.CreditAnthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images HONG KONG — Anyone who thought that the antigovernment demonstrations rocking Hong Kong this summer were just the doing of radicalized youngsters should think again. On Monday, the first general strike in the city in […]

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