Cathay Pacific crew say fear of China is fuelling paranoia and sackings amid Hong Kong protests

3 Nov 2019 Ferado

Rebecca Sy was wheeling her carry-on luggage through Hong Kong International Airport ready to board a flight to China when she received the message that changed her

But this walk to the gates was cut short.

“I received a message that I needed to return home and wait for someone from the company to call,” Ms Sy said.

She was summoned to a meeting the following day with Cathay Pacific executives.

In the days before, China had made clear it had zero tolerance for staff supporting the pro-democracy protests that were shaking the airline’s home city.

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