ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Hong Kong protests

I was sacked by Cathay after speaking out about Hong Kong protests

People will not be cowed by Beijing's grip on businesses

In August, as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong intensified and China tried to clamp down on them, Hong Kong-based businesses found themselves under pressure from Beijing to keep their staff from protesting.

After a warning from the Civil Aviation Authority of China, airline group Cathay Pacific fired two of its pilots for their actions. Shortly afterward, chief executive Rupert Hogg resigned to "take responsibility" for "challenging weeks for the airline," he said.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more