Politics

Hong Kong Airport Shuts Down Amid Protests As Cathay Pacific Kowtows To China

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Two stories about Hong Kong this morning captured my attention. First, one of the largest airports in the world was shut down due to a massive peaceful protest. Maybe even more surprisingly, China pressured Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flagship airline, to feed information to the Chinese about employees protesting, as well as barring them from flights to or above China.

It Appears Marriott Is Trying Very Hard Not To Piss Off China Right Now

After having their website shut down by the Chinese government, Marriott is removing banned books from their hotels and self-reporting to the Chinese government. They’re also publicly broadcasting personnel they’ve fired over incidents involving these perceived disrespectful actions.

Well Played? It Appears Bombardier Found A Way To Beat Boeing And The US Government

I’ll admit, I somehow missed that Airbus and Bombardier talked about a tie-up on the C Series a couple years ago. That would have made yesterday’s announcement a bit less surprising to me. I can’t tell if Boeing saw this coming. And, I can’t really say what’s going to happen next.