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Cathay resignations marks ‘new stage’ of pressure campaign  Listenfacebook
The head of the Hong Kong Cabin Crew Federation, Carol Ng, says the shock resignation of two top Cathay Pacific executives, including CEO Rupert Hogg, is an escalation of the political pressure the airline is facing from China's aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) had earlier banned any Cathay staff who took part or even supported illegal protests from operating flights in mainland airspace. Cathay has said only that the executives stepped down "to take responsibility as a leader of the company in view of recent events", without elaborating. But Ng told Jim Gould it's clear that they were forced to go:
Li Ka-shing calls for halt to violence  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, has taken out a series of full-page newspaper advertisements calling for an end to violence amid weeks of anti-government protests. His spokesman said he believes everyone should respect and treasure the One Country Two Systems principle, and young people shouldn't let their passions of today turn into tomorrow's regrets. Annemarie Evans asked Dr Kenneth Chan, the Director of Comparative Governance and Public Policy Research Centre of Baptist University, what he thought the tycoon's central message is:
North Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South  Listenfacebook
North Korea has said that it will never sit down for talks with South Korea again. In a blistering statement, the North said it was an illusion for Seoul to expect talks to resume after the South's joint military exercises with the United States. And it described the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, as delusional for seeking dialogue. Pyongyang also fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea, with the leader Kim Jong-un describing the tests as a "solemn warning" to the South. Annemarie Evans asked our correspondent in Seoul, Frank Smith, if there was anything special about the latest missile tests: