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A Wish For Cathay Pacific  
User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Dear Users,

I know that this has been touched on in the 'general aviation' forum, but I just wanted to send my wishes of good hope and good fortune to Cathay Pacific and the Hong Kong SARPRC in general. I truly wish you the best in these troubled times. And as soon as the real immediate threat is over, I'm booking myself on a CX flight to Hong Kong and spending up BIG. You guys deserve it.


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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Very kind of you, don't forget KA!!

User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Dear Hongkongers,

I would also like to wish that the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong blows over soon and life gets back to normal. Cathay Pacific is a very well respected airline in the aviation industry and I'm sorry to see them suffer the fruits of Chinese (as in, the government of China's) secrecy and face-saving tactics.

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

The China Government has something to do with this but its not right to say they are the only ones to blame. If Mr. Tung got his finger out of his butt he could have solved some of the problems in Hong Kong quicker.

User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Mr Tung was placed there by the communists. I don't think he wanted to offend them. Which is why I believe the HK govt is in a quandry and are second guessing the Communists' reactions before doing anything. I still remember Tung saying that there was a cure for SARS, and Yeoh Eng-Kiong throwing a sissy tantrum in legco, which was broadcast here too.

On hindsight, how do you think Chris Patten would have solved it?

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

It's sad that the great stae of Hong Kong, developed and nurtured by the British, is now being messed up by the Chinese who couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery. Us Brits were too gentlemanly - we should never have allowed the Chinese to get hold of Hong Kong. For the good of Hong Kong and the world economy we should have kept hold of that place. Once the Chinese get hold of Taiwan again they will no doubt screw that up as well.

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

My Dad does business in Hong Kong several times a year. He too laments the hand-over (or "return") and I have been following HK news since the mid-nineties since so much of what my dad does hinges on HK.

I don't think it's fair to blame Tung Chi Hua for the SARS problems in HK. If anything, blame the central government for ordering the epidemic to be kept "hush hush." Besides, the epidemic started in Guangdong, not the HKSAR.

Mr. Tung and his counterpart Lu Ruihua in Guangdong have no choice but to obey the requests of Beijing. Tung is in an especially precarious position, though, because he's forced to bend to the will of Beijing, but he also has to maintain the precarious balance of ensuring some semblance of the business environment that keeps HK successful economically.

Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

To all of you: A heartfelt THANK YOU from me.

This is an extremely difficult time for Hong Kong, but there’s no doubt about it; this city will ride out these tough times, as this great city has done before. We’ll come back stronger, more confident than ever before!! Mark my word.

A big FUCK YOU goes out to the communist bastards across the border who call themselves leaders, for causing this worldwide epidemic.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17568 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

As an Aviation enthusist I took a liking to Cathay Pacific the first time I saw one of their 747s at SFO on a vacation back in '89, I loved their colors on the 747.

I hope the best for them, it's hard enough for them to compete against the state supported airlines of the region even without this current crisis.

Hopefully Boeing and Airbus will be flexible with Cathay Pacific so that they can defere some aircraft payments for a month or two.

As for main land China's handling of the situation, it's classic Communist crap.

The world and China would have been better off if they were open from the start so that the World Health Oraganizations could have been brought in to tackle the situation, instead classic lies and denials of the Chinese Government has cost the World and the Region greatly.

Again my sincerest wishes for Cathay Pacific and her employees, GOOD LUCK!

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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

I want to express my best wishes to this great airline!!

May CX, SQ, KA, the whole airline business actually recover soon, together with all who is SARS affected!


User currently offlineVictor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!
i belive hong kong and cathay will recover soon !!!!!!!
but i wonder may be Mr Tung and chinese government have no brain !!!!!

User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Ever since Hong Kong returned to the great chinese motherland, the motherland has given them nothing but diseases. Bird flu, fish poisoning, pig poisoning and now this.

I am so grateful my forefathers migrated out of that communist hellhole 150 years ago and settled here in Singapore. (It wasn't communist 150 years ago, but still a hellhole I gather)

Hong Kong should have remained a British protectorate. If this happened pre 1997, god knows what London would have done to Beijing. We'd definitely see a lot more transparency involved.

I really think the central government in Beijing should compensate Hong Kong the billions of dollars they have lost. It can't be one country one system when they want to invoke article 23, and conveniently switch to one country two systems when it's time to give Hong Kong what is owed to them.

User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

My best wishes go out to the people of Hong Kong, especially those who suffer or have someone close to them suffer from this disease. Also, I hope that our aviation friends in Hong Kong get to keep their jobs and livelihood. Hard to believe I was there in October. It is certainly one of the world's great cities and fascinating to see. As for the Chinese government, all I can say is that sometimes there is honor in asking for help.

User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

In light of the recently demonstrated incompetency of the completely idiotic Chinese leaders of Hong Kong, I believe it strengthens the argument that Hong Kong is so far removed from China (and also Britain) that it warrants it's own sovereign government.

I mean - if any state is competent enough to govern itself it is HK. I'm not saying that a completely independent Hong Kong could have prevented SARS, but perhaps a more focused and capable governing body could have addressed the disease earlier and in a more effective manner.

At the end of the day however, this decision lies with the Hong Kongese, but a Singapore style government (perhaps with a more significant opposition lol) could be the best thing the very rich and capable Hong Kong needs right now, and in the future.


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Yes, it shouldn't be only for Cathay Pacific, it should be for all the airlines involved, exception China. Had they been more transparent this would have been in firm control.

Where's our dear Singapore boy? Oh I forgot, the post topic mentions "Cathay Pacific"!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

I have flown CX but i wish them all the best too. I see them most days flying into SYD and wonder what the loads are like...terrible i bet!!!!!

I also wish SQ the best!!!!!!


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User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

The Hong Kong government is probably a puppet of the Chinese Communist Chickens, so they cannot offend Hu's butt-buddies. Fack Thooz Baztars! May they get SARS!

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

All the best to my family and friends in Hong Kong as well as those working for CX and KA.

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