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Yahoo NewsAug 18, 2019
Cathay Remains Under Scrutiny After CEO Takes Fall for Protests
(Bloomberg) -- Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is counting on the resignation of its British chief executive officer, Rupert Hogg, to move beyond the tumult that saw its employees' participation in the Hong Kong protests draw the ire of Beijing. But will it be enough?Incoming CEO Augustus Tang has the delicate task of continuing to placate China, an increasingly important market for the 72-year-old airline, while also minimizing the fallout from staff, customers and investors as the unrest in its home base continues to seethe.Whether Tang -- a long-time lieutenant with Cathay's biggest investor, Swire Group -- succeeds or falters, Cathay's story is having repercussions beyond the carrier itself. It's become a cautionary tale of modern-day China, with the country increasingly willing to call out companies that want access to its lucrative consumer market, but don't toe the party line."This is the most appalling kowtow to Peking," David Webb, a Hong Kong activist investor, wrote on his blog just hours after Chinese state broadcaster, CCTV, broke the news of Hogg's departure on Friday. "Every substantial employer in Hong Kong, in both the public and private sectors, has employees who have participated in marches that have frequently gone beyond their approved spatial or time limits. Should all the CEOs resign?"Too LittleAfter China's aviation watchdog slapped a string of demands on Cathay Aug. 9, the company appeared to swing into action, with Swire chairman, Merlin Swire, flying into Beijing to meet with the authority three days later. But even with Hogg taking the fall, it's unclear whether China, which along with Hong Kong accounts for about half of Cathay's revenue, will be satisfie

Fox NewsAug 18, 2019
Trump warns China against 'another Tiananmen Square,' says Tim Cook made 'compelling' tariff case
President Trump told reporters on Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook privately made a "very compelling argument" that the administration's tariffs on Chinese-assembled goods have made an unfair impact on the California-based tech giant, because its chief rival, Samsung, has conducted most of its manufacturing in South Korea and did not have to pay the levy.

Chicago TribuneAug 18, 2019
Air and Water Show delights despite delays as severe thunderstorm warnings expire and Chicago-area weather clears up
The second day of the Chicago Air and Water Show began about two hours later than originally scheduled, marking consecutive days that adverse weather affected the annual show that draws thousands of spectators to North Avenue Beach, city officials said.

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LA Times National NewsAug 12, 2019
Hong Kong's leader appears to choke up, asking protesters to save city from 'the abyss'
Hong Kong's government canceled all flights from the city as protesters held a mass sit-in against police violence at the airport.


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