According to Taiwan News, various media in Hong Kong have reported that Rupert Hogg, the former chief executive of Cathay Pacific, sent his own name to the Chinese aviation authority instead of a list of employees who have participated in the Hong Kong protest.
Rupert Hogg joined Cathay Pacific as CEO in May 2017. Prior to that designation, he had worked with Cathay Pacific's parent company – Swire for more than 30 years.
Cathay Pacific began to find itself trapped in political turmoil when the Chinese government demanded Cathay Pacific suspend crew members involved in illegal protests in Hong Kong from operating flights to China's airspace from August 1
According to the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, 1,200 cabin crew and pilots from Cathay Pacific participated in a strike on Monday (August 5). More than 150 flights were canceled.
One can question the reliability of this possible cause, as there is a high degree of freedom of expression in Hong Kong. We can never get absolute accuracy unless this information has been officially disclosed by Rupert Hogg or the Cathay Pacific management team.
Nevertheless, Wang Ting-yu, a member of parliament in Taiwan, posted a Facebook post Sunday afternoon (August 18) to praise his action.
“Real warriors show the noblest human nature when faced with big decisions.
He took charge of the strike and resigned!
He didn't sell any Cathay Pacific employees!
He took all the responsibility by himself!
Remember the name of this gentleman.
Mr. Rupert Hogg!
I salute you! ”
This reason published by various media cannot be an absolute accuracy. I recommend that readers exercise objective judgment in the processing of this information.
H / T: OMAAT
Selected image taken from: BBC