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A Cathay Pacific plane taxis at Hong Kong International Airport. Several employees of mainland state-owned companies told the Nikkei Asian Review that there is an "unspoken rule" among colleagues not to fly with Cathay. (Photo by Shinya Sawai) 
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Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific: One company, two systems

74-year-old airline navigates through coronavirus and protests

MICHELLE CHAN, Nikkei staff writer | Hong Kong, Macao

HONG KONG -- Half a year ago, Fion, a flight attendant with Cathay Pacific Airways, avoided wearing face masks for fear of being associated with the pro-democracy protests that were rocking the city. Now, she wears a mask on all flights to and from mainland China to guard against the coronavirus that has killed over 600 people since it broke out in Wuhan in December.

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