Cathay Pacific flight is seen at the Hong Kong International Airport. The Airlines said 600 of 3000 head office jobs would be axed. Photo: SCMP/Felix Wong Cathay Pacific flight is seen at the Hong Kong International Airport. The Airlines said 600 of 3000 head office jobs would be axed. Photo: SCMP/Felix Wong
Cathay Pacific flight is seen at the Hong Kong International Airport. The Airlines said 600 of 3000 head office jobs would be axed. Photo: SCMP/Felix Wong
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Hong Kong has given Cathay Pacific a special privilege that costs us dearly

Cathay Pacific flight is seen at the Hong Kong International Airport. The Airlines said 600 of 3000 head office jobs would be axed. Photo: SCMP/Felix Wong Cathay Pacific flight is seen at the Hong Kong International Airport. The Airlines said 600 of 3000 head office jobs would be axed. Photo: SCMP/Felix Wong
Cathay Pacific flight is seen at the Hong Kong International Airport. The Airlines said 600 of 3000 head office jobs would be axed. Photo: SCMP/Felix Wong
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.