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China pressures airlines to hold down Hong Kong protests | NHK News

2019-08-09T21:04:08.976Z

In Hong Kong, where protests continue, airline employees took part in strikes and many flights were canceled.



To suppress Hong Kong protest activity China pressure on airline August 10 5:57

In Hong Kong, where protests continue, airline employees took part in strikes and many flights were canceled. I was informed that I wouldn't accept that I was working on the flights I would connect. This is a form of pressure to suppress protests.

In Hong Kong, protests continued on a proposal to amend the ordinance to allow the suspects to be handed over to mainland China. On the 5th of this month, Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific employees responded to an SNS call. In total, more than 160 flights were canceled.

In response, Chinese aviation authorities notified Cathay Pacific on the 9th, and employees who participated in protests from the 10th will not be allowed to work on flights connecting Hong Kong and mainland China. Submitted documents of all employees involved in the operations of flights that pass over China and requested them to be reviewed, as well as requesting measures to reinforce internal management of the company by the 15th of this month. did.

Regarding the reason for the notification, the aviation authorities said that one of the pilots carried out protests and continued to operate despite being prosecuted for violence, and there was a serious safety concern. is.

If the notification is refused, the management of the company will not be realized, and the Chinese government has put strong pressure on the airline to suppress protests.

Source: nhk

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