Told to Fire Employees in HK Protest, CEO Offered One Name: His Own
One week ago, Rupert Hogg was CEO of Cathay-Pacific, a thriving Asian airline known for quality accommodations and in-flight meals that actually taste good.
Today, Hogg is out of work, but is being hailed as a hero of the Hong Kong resistance for his unwillingness to offer the Beijing government a list of employee names involved in the street protests against judicial “disappearing” of citizens to mainland China for trial and incarceration.
China, which is the second largest shareholder in Cathay-Pacific Airlines demanded that Hogg turn over a list of every employee participating in the protests. He offered a list with only one name on it–his own.
On August 16th, Hogg then resigned of his own free will, refusing to inform on his employees and betray them to likely arrest and interment in mainland Chinese concentration camps for reeducation or even execution as enemies of the state, a destiny that has now befallen an estimated 1,000 protesters who have been scooped up and hauled away to an unknown fate.
On the streets of Hong Kong, Rupert Hogg’s name is now elevated to hero status, as protesters watch company after company leveraged by bureaucratic reprisal to give up the names of protesters, sympathizers and their families subject to punishment, firing and whatever treatment is necessary to dissuade citizens of a besieged city from standing up for their rights.
On social media, messages praising Hogg’s courage are everywhere.
“He took responsibility for the strike and resigned!
He didn’t sell out any Cathay Pacific employees!
He took responsibility himself!
Please remember the name of this gentleman.
Mr. Rupert Hogg!
I salute you!”
Cathay Pacific’s new CEO, whose name will not be mentioned by this scribe, is cooperating fully with Beijing and is believed to have already complied with their wishes in unmasking dissidents and protesters in the extradition uprising.
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