The Civil Aviation Administration of China has told Hong Kong’s flagship carrier that from Saturday, staff who took part in “illegal protests”, “violent actions” and “overly radical activities” in the city would not be able to fly to or from the mainland. Photo: EPA-EFE

China bans Cathay Pacific staff involved in Hong Kong ‘unlawful’ protests from mainland routes

  • Civil aviation authorities say ban comes into effect from Saturday
  • Airline says it is studying the directive carefully and passenger safety is its top priority
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The Civil Aviation Administration of China has told Hong Kong’s flagship carrier that from Saturday, staff who took part in “illegal protests”, “violent actions” and “overly radical activities” in the city would not be able to fly to or from the mainland. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Protesters attack a police van outside the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho, where 44 people charged for rioting appeared before magistrates on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

First wave of alleged Hong Kong rioters – including teacher, 16-year-old and Cathay Pacific pilot – released on bail with most handed curfew

  • Nurse also among 44 charged with rioting following Sunday night’s city centre clashes
  • Supporters outside court chant slogans, saying move against accused would only anger more people and fuel further protests
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters attack a police van outside the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho, where 44 people charged for rioting appeared before magistrates on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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