At the airport over the weekend, brochures in Chinese, English, French, Korean, Japanese and other languages were distributed to arriving international visitors, explaining the causes of the unrest – as protesters see it – and the demands of the Opposition Movement.
Companies in Hong Kong, both international and local, have also faced pressures and accusations of acting at a concert or sympathizing with the protesters. Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's flagship company and a major local employer, has been ordered by Chinese aviation authorities to ban staff participating in protests from traveling to China.
PR battle: By appealing to the international community, and ensuring that it is their message that most foreigners see, protesters have proven to be proficient at PR. Meanwhile, despite holding regular press meetings, the Hong Kong government has sometimes shown itself losing cooperation with residents and protesters.