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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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China editor-at-large. She has been covering China news for the South China Morning Post for more than 20 years, most recently as China editor. As a Beijing correspondent, she reported on everything from the Sars outbreak in 2003 to the Lhasa riot and Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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