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WorldHong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'

13:16  28 august  2019
13:16  28 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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China demanded it suspend staff involved in, or who support, the demonstrations. At least 20 pilots and cabin crew have been fired.

Hong Kong | Organisers of a Hong Kong rally planned for outside the airport offices of Cathay Pacific on Wednesday moved the protest downtown after " White terror " is a popular Hong Kong phrase used to describe anonymous acts that create a climate of fear. The carrier said in a statement late on

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Organizers of a Hong Kong rally planned for outside the airport offices of Cathay Pacific on Wednesday moved the protest downtown after police withheld permission and the airline warned against an illegal demonstration.

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) changed the venue of the protest, targeting Cathay staff dismissals and an atmosphere described as "white terror", to the central financial district to ensure safety, it said on its Facebook page.

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HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Organisers of a Hong Kong rally planned for outside the airport offices of Cathay Pacific on Wednesday (Aug 28) moved the protest downtown after police withheld permission and the airline warned against an illegal demonstration.

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The protest is due to start at 4 p.m. (0800 GMT). "White terror" is a popular Hong Kong phrase used to describe anonymous acts that create a climate of fear.

Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'© Reuters/WILLY KURNIAWAN FILE PHOTO : Anti-extradition bill protesters run as riot police fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong The carrier said in a statement late on Tuesday police had banned the planned protest around Cathay City, its airport headquarters, adding it had zero tolerance for "violent activities" and any staff who took part.

Cathay has been caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters who have staged sometimes violent demonstrations since June that have grown to pose the former British colony's biggest challenge since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in Hong Kong on Wednesday to denounce Cathay Pacific Airways (0293. HK ) for dismissing CX is airline code for Cathay . The airline has been caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and protesters who have staged sometimes

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday to denounce Cathay Pacific Airways ( HK :0293) for dismissing The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) switched the protest venue, originally planned to be outside the airline's airport

China demanded it suspend staff involved in, or who support, the demonstrations. At least 20 pilots and cabin crew have been fired, the HKCTU said.

"Cathay Pacific wishes to emphasize that it fully supports the upholding of the Basic Law and all the rights and freedoms afforded by it," the airline statement said, referring to the mini-constitution under which Hong Kong is ruled.

Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'© Reuters/Bobby Yip FILE PHOTO: The HSBC headquarters is reflected on the facade of a commercial building in Hong Kong The protests in the Asian financial hub have posed the biggest challenge for Communist Party rulers in Beijing since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012. Authorities in Beijing have sent a clear warning that forceful intervention is possible to subdue the violence.

Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'© Reuters/Bobby Yip FILE PHOTO: A Cathay Pacific self check-in machine is displayed at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong

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It has since evolved into calls for greater democracy under the "one country, two systems" formula under which Hong Kong has been administered since 1997, guaranteeing freedoms that include an independent judiciary.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has not ruled out the possibility her administration could invoke emergency powers.

Imposing the Emergency Regulations Ordinance would give Lam wide-ranging powers - from changing laws, authorizing arrests, detentions and deportations, to censoring the media - according to legislation on the government's website.

More protests are planned across Hong Kong in coming weeks, including a general strike on Monday.

Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'© Reuters/Brendan McDermid FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: HSBC logo is seen on a branch bank in the financial district in New York Another protest is planned later on Wednesday, after the Cathay Pacific rally, against what demonstrators say is sexual violence by police.

It has been dubbed the "#MeToo" rally and participants are being encouraged to write "#ProtestToo" on their arms with red lipstick.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways <0293. HK >, which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong , must put an end to "all forms of white terror ", trade unions in the Chinese-ruled city said on Friday. The carrier has become

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Police said in a statement on Tuesday they respected the dignity, privacy and rights of people under detention and that they were aware of online "rumors" that a person had been sexually harassed while in custody.

"We have looked into the records and I must emphasize that such rumors are totally false. Also, we have not received any formal reports or complaints," Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Tse Chun-chung said in the statement.

Hong Kong is on the verge of its first recession in a decade, weighed down by the protests and a prolonged U.S.-China trade war.

HSBC said it would offer some help for small and medium-sized companies with a six-month interest rate rebate on loans approved under official financing and loan guarantee schemes, subsidies for applications for the financing guarantee scheme, and reductions in transaction fees for businesses using HSBC's mobile payment service.

(Reporting by Twinnie Siu, Donny Kwok, Felix Tam, Jessie Pang and Alun John; Writing by Farah Master and Nick Macfie)

Pictures: Life in Hong Kong, city of protest

Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'
Hong Kong protesters aim their anger at Cathay Pacific 'white terror'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed" after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing. Merkel said she had discussed tensions in the former British colony, and civil rights there, with her hosts and had "pointed out that these rights and freedoms must of course be guaranteed". "In the current situation everything must be done to avoid violence," Merkel said at a joint press conference with Li, as seen in video footage published by German media. "And the solutions can only be found in a political process -- meaning through dialogue.

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