Unions target Cathay Pacific airline in Hong Kong protest

Unions target Cathay Pacific airline in Hong Kong protestTrade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city’s flagship Cathay Pacific Airways, which has fired several employees in the past two weeks after coming under pressure from China over their links to pro-democracy protests. Cathay’s situation encapsulates the very fears that sparked the protests — that China is encroaching on the freedoms and separate legal system that Hong Kong maintains under a “one country, two systems” framework.

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