Cathay Pacific has sacked a number of employees, including a union leader who was reportedly fired for the political content of her social media posts. Photo: Reuters
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Beijing’s treatment of Cathay is just the start. Welcome to Hong Kong’s future of corporatism

  • The philosophy that neither the state nor any other institution has any business dictating people’s political beliefs is reflexive in Hong Kong
  • But China’s desire to supervise private enterprises, and their employees, paints an ominous picture of the city’s economic future

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Cathay Pacific has sacked a number of employees, including a union leader who was reportedly fired for the political content of her social media posts. Photo: Reuters
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Women in Hong Kong are taking a bigger role in the protest movement that has gripped the city since June 9. Photo: Reuters

#ProtestToo: the women at the forefront of Hong Kong’s anti-government movement

  • Female protesters are increasingly facing off against police amid escalating violence during the city’s summer of discontent
  • Some say the movement has helped change stereotypes but it has also seen reports of sexual violence and other forms of harassment
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Women in Hong Kong are taking a bigger role in the protest movement that has gripped the city since June 9. Photo: Reuters
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