Articles tagged “hong kong protests”

Stopping Asian Airports From Becoming Protesters’ Punching Bags

Stopping Asian Airports From Becoming Protesters’ Punching Bags

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Unless they live on another planet, most people now know that airports are the perfect places to hold demonstrations and gain maximum coverage for a cause. It’s a message that airport authorities in Asia must correct, particularly as conflicts will continue to simmer in the region.

1 week ago

What Will Be Done to Stop ‘Occupy Airports’ in Asia?

What Will Be Done to Stop ‘Occupy Airports’ in Asia?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Though largely peaceful, Asia isn't without a string of flash points. Two of its major airports have now been used as protest grounds. Isn't that enough for airport authorities and governments to ensure their national icons aren't ready for the taking?

1 week ago

China’s Crackdown on Cathay Raises Questions on Air China’s Next Move

China’s Crackdown on Cathay Raises Questions on Air China’s Next Move

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Should Air China, which owns 30 percent of Cathay, buy more of the Hong Kong-based airline and become an even stronger China insider at the carrier? Or should it sell and wash its hands of a company that has incurred the wrath of the mainland? The latter sounds highly unlikely.

1 week ago

Hong Kong Tourism Sees Biggest Drop Since 2003 SARS Crisis

Hong Kong Tourism Sees Biggest Drop Since 2003 SARS Crisis

Bloomberg Staff, Bloomberg

After 15 weeks of protests, we're starting to get a sense of just how much Hong Kong's civil unrest will affect the tourism industry.

2 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific Airways Chairman Steps Down Amid China Scrutiny

Cathay Pacific Airways Chairman Steps Down Amid China Scrutiny

Ville Heiskanen, Bloomberg

Cathay's chairman, now famous for his words he wouldn't dream telling staff what to think, has quit. He should have resigned earlier, when CEO Rupert Hogg appeared the fall guy.

2 weeks ago

New Problems for Cathay as China Investigates Empty Oxygen Bottles

New Problems for Cathay as China Investigates Empty Oxygen Bottles

Dominic Lau and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Oxygen bottles are used by crew in an emergency depressurisation of the cabin. Thirteen were found depleted or completely empty on three Cathay flights. That's bad for brand Cathay.

2 weeks ago

Singapore Tourism Could Benefit Most From Hong Kong’s Crisis

Singapore Tourism Could Benefit Most From Hong Kong’s Crisis

Ishika Mookerjee, Bloomberg

Singapore could be the prime beneficiary as Hong Kong’s key tourist sources such as China, the U.K. and the U.S. look for an alternative. But though long-time rivals, it’s hard to imagine the Singapore industry being gleeful about this. In the long term, Hong Kong is critical to Asia's overall appeal.

3 weeks ago

Hong Kong Protesters Derail Train Travel to Airport, Disneyland

Hong Kong Protesters Derail Train Travel to Airport, Disneyland

Aaron Mc Nicholas, Bloomberg

In another blow to Hong Kong’s tourism industry, protesters caused major disruptions to the airport Sunday while train operator MTR is forced to suspend services, including to the international airport and Disneyland.

3 weeks ago

Cathay Warns Staff to Steer Clear of Planned Protests Next Week

Cathay Warns Staff to Steer Clear of Planned Protests Next Week

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

More planned protests next week — bad for Hong Kong tourism, and worse for Cathay, which has become a symbol of the danger companies face in Hong Kong as they seek to avoid angering Beijing.

3 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific Targeted by Unions Over Chinese Compliance

Cathay Pacific Targeted by Unions Over Chinese Compliance

Johnson Lai, Associated Press

For Cathay Pacific, sticking close to China clearly trumps everything else. It might be a good short-term business decision but with protests raging in Hong Kong, it risks being on the wrong side of history.

3 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific Expects Hong Kong Protests to Hurt Revenue

Cathay Pacific Expects Hong Kong Protests to Hurt Revenue

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Given the level of disruption, this kind of announcement isn't a surprise. The airline will be hoping that any impact is relatively short-lived and won't hinder its turnaround plans.

4 weeks ago

Hong Kong’s Instability Is a Boon for Bangkok

Hong Kong’s Instability Is a Boon for Bangkok

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

The ongoing political instability in Hong Kong was bound to have ripple effects across the region. So far, Bangkok is emerging as one clear beneficiary.

1 month ago