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Cathay Pacific Fires Two Pilots | Hong Kong’S Huge Protests, - At Up-Tube.com

Cathay Pacific fires two pilots Hong Kong’s huge protests, 2 days ago   01:59

China condemned the actions of anti-government protesters at Hong Kong's international airport on Aug 13 after clashes broke out between protesters and riot police. Cathay Pacific fired two pilots over their involvement in demonstrations. Two ground staff were also fired. Just days before, its CEO had issued a warning to staff that they could lose their jobs if they supported the anti-government protests.

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Comments 333 Comments

Max Williams
Cathay is a British own company.
Shameful cathay to knee under china pressure. I will boycott this airlines
Tim Jack
“One polit is currently involved in legal proceedings. The other one misused company information on Flight CX216/12 August.” —by Reuters
These Polits are really unprofessional and dangerous!! I have cancelled my ticket of Cathay Pacific,
khoo boo beng
Never allow demonstration to take place in Airport. It will be disastrous to the economy. 70% of Hong Kong tourists come from mainland China. Do not bite the hand that feed you. Action speaks louder than words.
Marcus Wong
Thanks to carry lam
Johnny sgsix
PLA take note what the British colonial masters did to these Hong Kongers. Please don't take the same route. Just cut off supply of water, food and electricity to HK, that should wake them up. No need for army.

The Hong Kong 1956 riots: To quell the rioting, Colonial Secretary Edgeworth B. David ordered extra manpower from the British Forces Hong Kong, including armoured troops of 7th Hussars, to reinforce the Hong Kong Police and disperse the rioters.In total, there were 59 deaths and approximately 500 injuries

The Hong Kong 1966 Riots: The riots started as peaceful demonstrations against the British colonial government's decision to increase the fare of Star Ferry foot-passenger harbour crossing by 25 percent. One person died in the riots, dozens were injured, and over 1,800 people were arrested during the turmoil.
Tommy Tan
The Beijing Government should identify the 2 Pilots and bar them from flying any plane into the Mainland or Macau. All the Protesters identified as in the front line with face partially concealed
and noted to be violent like throwing stones, defacing the national crest, etc.should be barred entry into the Mainland. That will be a good lesson to confine them in Hong Kong Territory so that these anti nationals do not contaminate the Mainland. These Hong Kongers are free to emigrate and move to USA or Britain the countries that supported their protest and happy to encourage them with the USA Flag and the Union Jack they carried. I hope they are accepted as Citizens in these countries known for Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy . .. to enjoy the rights to live there.
Commander Slayers
You know it would funnier if one of the protester says *CREEPER, AWW MAN*
Eddie Cheang
What sort of professionals are these? Hundreds of human lives are in their hands in each flight, and they are acting for a bunch of rioters who threw their national flag into the sea and waived foreign flags? We call these rioters TRAITORS! Are you together with them? If you are foreigners, then, you are criminals committing an illegal act in a foreign country.
Brennen Cox
Near terrorist levels.... Well, look only to Xinjiang to see how the CCP deals with that.
Sheik Muhammad
And it seems the mainland Chinese are using the protests to their advantage as well.
Rossel Cortez
As a mainland China citizen,what i am concerned about is what is indeed going on in HK,is it really just a protesting action against constitution change,or there is something more hidden undernearth the water?looking forward to replies
I strongly condemn this violence. This is Terrorism..just because they are not middle eastern or Muslims they are not labelled that? Those are innocent people being tied up and beaten up in an airport we talking about.
Vincent Chua
I distinctly remember your CEO said that he supports all Cathay Pacific staff involved in the protest. That's when your staff called in sick en masse. Why the turn around?
Toussaint Chivars
Despite cadet bone head's intent to ignore the plight of Hong Kong, people all over the world are becoming upset. They haven't forgotten Tianamen Square. Nor have people forgotten the Bejing's involvement with the invasion of South Korea, its continuing effort to steal territories ( the Philippines & Vietnam), nor how it enable North Korea to build nuclear weapons. But in the end, their system will collapse, as will Putin's shite program. The current government wants to snuff out Hong Kong because of the fear other cities will demand more freedom & less exploitation. Stay strong HK. Resist! Watch how fast big businesses pull out if troops are sent in, as was done at Tiananmen Square.
These ppl give a very bad impression of hk. It made it appears as if the protest for freedom is just a facade for rioting
ayanda jodie
Bad move on Cathay, Pilots are in demand and it's so expensive to train and hire f/d. They are Gold to competing airlines
Wong Lucus
The true wrath of democracy.
Many more protestors from the Airlines. Not only 2.
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Correction at 7:48: The protester says “They are not doing this for themselves, but for the future of Hong Kong.”

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers have taken to the streets to protest a controversial extradition bill that could send Hong Kong residents to mainland China to be tried in court. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the bill is meant to prevent Hong Kong from becoming a safe haven for fugitives. But its opponents fear that Hong Kong would be exposed to China’s flawed judicial system, which would lead to further erasure of the city’s judicial independence.

At first Lam was determined to move forward with the bill. But after a series of massive protests, she announced she would “indefinitely suspend” the bill. But protesters aren't accepting the suspension, and have started demanding its complete withdrawal. They've also begun calling for Lam’s resignation.

But this rise in tensions is about a lot more than a bill. To understand why this bill hits a nerve with Hongkongers, it's important to understand Hong Kong’s relationship with China - and exactly how the bill would tip the scales in China’s favor.

Watch this video to understand the news coming out of Hong Kong and the history that led up to this moment. 

For more watch Episode one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here:

And for even more context on Hong Kong’s history with Britain you can watch another one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here: https://up-tube.com/upvideo/FgJ7bTFE_Zt

If you want to get real nerdy you can read Hong Kong’s Basic Law (their mini Constitution) here:

You can also read the Sino-British Joint Declaration that defined Hong Kong when the British handed it back to China in 1997 here: http://www.gov.cn/english/2007-06/14/content_649468.htm

And the extradition law introduced in Hong Kong that has sparked massive protests here:

Here is a piece reported by the New York Times on the latest from Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's leader:

Here are some additional resources regarding Hong Kong’s democracy and political make-up:

And finally, you can also find our latest articles covering the most recent developments here:

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