Cannix Yau

Cannix Yau joined the Post in 2014 after an extensive career working in journalism and for legislators. She focuses on in-depth transport, infrastructure and policy issues in Hong Kong. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won the Society of Publishers in Asia's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.
Cannix Yau
Cannix Yau joined the Post in 2014 after an extensive career working in journalism and for legislators. She focuses on in-depth transport, infrastructure and policy issues in Hong Kong. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won the Society of Publishers in Asia's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.

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Hong Kong rolls out fresh HK$2 billion package of relief measures to counter double whammy of ongoing protests and US-China trade war

Financial Secretary Paul Chan announces measures to help the logistics and tourism sectors, which have been hit hardest by protests.

23 Oct 2019 - 8:21PM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan announces measures to help the logistics and tourism sectors, which have been hit hardest by protests.

Hong Kong rolls out fresh HK$2 billion package of relief measures to counter double whammy of ongoing protests and US-China trade war
Hong Kong rail passengers hit with double whammy as signal failure compounds protest disruption

High-speed rail link with mainland China beset by technical failure, while demonstrations lead to heightened security at West Kowloon terminus in Hong Kong.

20 Oct 2019 - 11:02PM

High-speed rail link with mainland China beset by technical failure, while demonstrations lead to heightened security at West Kowloon terminus in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong rail passengers hit with double whammy as signal failure compounds protest disruption
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends minister Patrick Nip over family property purchases made before unveiling of new housing measures

Hong Kong leader says senior official not involved in prior discussions on relaxing mortgage restrictions. Patrick Nip apologises for raising public concern, but insists neither he nor his family gains from the new measures.

20 Oct 2019 - 8:23PM

Hong Kong leader says senior official not involved in prior discussions on relaxing mortgage restrictions. Patrick Nip apologises for raising public concern, but insists neither he nor his family gains from the new measures.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends minister Patrick Nip over family property purchases made before unveiling of new housing measures
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledges other options if police conduct probe cannot quell public anger at force handling of anti-government protests

Investigation by police watchdog will focus on recent controversial episodes. If it does not assuage residents’ concerns, Lam will ‘definitely think of another way to make a sufficient response to the public’.

20 Oct 2019 - 11:53PM

Investigation by police watchdog will focus on recent controversial episodes. If it does not assuage residents’ concerns, Lam will ‘definitely think of another way to make a sufficient response to the public’.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledges other options if police conduct probe cannot quell public anger at force handling of anti-government protests
Are the MTR’s early closures necessary for repairs or a ‘de facto curfew’? Either way, Hong Kong commuters are in for more delays

Closing stations and curtailing services were ‘hard decisions’ taken in consultation with relevant departments, Hong Kong rail giant says.

19 Oct 2019 - 11:28PM

Closing stations and curtailing services were ‘hard decisions’ taken in consultation with relevant departments, Hong Kong rail giant says.

Are the MTR’s early closures necessary for repairs or a ‘de facto curfew’? Either way, Hong Kong commuters are in for more delays
Carrie Lam’s policy address reveals raft of transport measures, including higher fare subsidies, to win over Hong Kong passengers

But critics say measures in policy address are sticking plaster for commuters burdened with rising cost of travel.

16 Oct 2019 - 11:19PM

But critics say measures in policy address are sticking plaster for commuters burdened with rising cost of travel.

Carrie Lam’s policy address reveals raft of transport measures, including higher fare subsidies, to win over Hong Kong passengers
Hong Kong taxi driver beaten by mob denies he was paid to ram car into crowd of protesters

Henry Cheng, 59, says he cannot remember how vehicle lost control because he was under attack from several people while driving, but insists he has ‘clear conscience’.

16 Oct 2019 - 10:47AM

Henry Cheng, 59, says he cannot remember how vehicle lost control because he was under attack from several people while driving, but insists he has ‘clear conscience’.

Hong Kong taxi driver beaten by mob denies he was paid to ram car into crowd of protesters
Chinese President Xi Jinping warns that anyone trying to split any part of country will be crushed

Tough language is being seen as aimed at trouble spots in the country from Tibet and Xinjiang to Hong Kong.

14 Oct 2019 - 6:11AM

Tough language is being seen as aimed at trouble spots in the country from Tibet and Xinjiang to Hong Kong.

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns that anyone trying to split any part of country will be crushed
Hong Kong security chief John Lee refuses to step down over government’s failure to quell protests

Senior government official John Lee vows to ‘fulfil my duty’ to tackle the violence ravaging the city.

13 Oct 2019 - 11:26PM

Senior government official John Lee vows to ‘fulfil my duty’ to tackle the violence ravaging the city.

Hong Kong security chief John Lee refuses to step down over government’s failure to quell protests
Hong Kong taxi driver beaten by mob after car rams into crowd of protesters in Sham Shui Po gives account of crash

Henry Cheng, 59, says someone lunged in and grabbed steering wheel, causing him to lose control of vehicle, in version of events attributed to him.

10 Oct 2019 - 11:03PM

Henry Cheng, 59, says someone lunged in and grabbed steering wheel, causing him to lose control of vehicle, in version of events attributed to him.

Hong Kong taxi driver beaten by mob after car rams into crowd of protesters in Sham Shui Po gives account of crash
Hong Kong MTR Corporation confirms plain-clothes police conducted checks inside closed Sheung Shui station after rumours officers dressed as protesters to damage facilities

Online footage showed man with his face covered by bandana standing behind closed entrance gate at Sheung Shui MTR station, shining torch at passers-by and threatening to use pepper spray.

10 Oct 2019 - 9:08AM

Online footage showed man with his face covered by bandana standing behind closed entrance gate at Sheung Shui MTR station, shining torch at passers-by and threatening to use pepper spray.

Hong Kong MTR Corporation confirms plain-clothes police conducted checks inside closed Sheung Shui station after rumours officers dressed as protesters to damage facilities
Severely vandalised Mong Kok and Kwun Tong stations among seven still closed as Hong Kong MTR struggles to repair damage

Four lines still running reduced services on Wednesday in wake of mask ban backlash, normal services on seven others including Airport Express.

9 Oct 2019 - 12:29PM

Four lines still running reduced services on Wednesday in wake of mask ban backlash, normal services on seven others including Airport Express.

Severely vandalised Mong Kok and Kwun Tong stations among seven still closed as Hong Kong MTR struggles to repair damage
MTR chairman Rex Auyeung quits post at Lingnan University a year early to focus on other public service

University council chairman stepping down with immediate effect to focus on other public service, government says in announcement.

8 Oct 2019 - 10:10PM

University council chairman stepping down with immediate effect to focus on other public service, government says in announcement.

MTR chairman Rex Auyeung quits post at Lingnan University a year early to focus on other public service
Hong Kong protests: economy lost an estimated HK$2.8 billion over ‘golden week’, experts say

Sectors such as retail, dining and hotels may have lost as much as HK$1.9 billion over three-day holiday weekend compared to last year.

8 Oct 2019 - 12:01PM

Sectors such as retail, dining and hotels may have lost as much as HK$1.9 billion over three-day holiday weekend compared to last year.

Hong Kong protests: economy lost an estimated HK$2.8 billion over ‘golden week’, experts say
Hong Kong’s MTR suspends cross-border services to mainland China after video emerges of violent attack on Guangzhou-bound train

Video shows black-clad assailants smashing train windows with hammers and steel bars as passengers screamed in fear.

8 Oct 2019 - 7:45AM

Video shows black-clad assailants smashing train windows with hammers and steel bars as passengers screamed in fear.

Hong Kong’s MTR suspends cross-border services to mainland China after video emerges of violent attack on Guangzhou-bound train
A cause of anti-government protests or an essential tool to teach the young to think for themselves? Row over liberal studies rumbles on

While pro-Beijing figures want the topic abolished because they claim it includes ‘political propaganda’ and sparked anti-government protests, its defenders say it teaches young people to think for themselves.

5 Oct 2019 - 8:25PM

While pro-Beijing figures want the topic abolished because they claim it includes ‘political propaganda’ and sparked anti-government protests, its defenders say it teaches young people to think for themselves.

A cause of anti-government protests or an essential tool to teach the young to think for themselves? Row over liberal studies rumbles on
MTR Corporation appeals to anti-government protesters to stop ‘malicious’ destruction of stations or risk losing Hong Kong’s rail system

Operations chief Adi Lau Tin-shing says: ‘If you want to continue to have the MTR service, which most of the Hong Kong people need, these malicious acts have to stop.’

5 Oct 2019 - 12:07AM

Operations chief Adi Lau Tin-shing says: ‘If you want to continue to have the MTR service, which most of the Hong Kong people need, these malicious acts have to stop.’

MTR Corporation appeals to anti-government protesters to stop ‘malicious’ destruction of stations or risk losing Hong Kong’s rail system
Whose interests did Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation have in mind when it closed half of its stations on National Day?

While rail operator says move was for security reasons, a commuter concern group calls the closure of half of all stations on network ‘outrageous’.

3 Oct 2019 - 6:24AM

While rail operator says move was for security reasons, a commuter concern group calls the closure of half of all stations on network ‘outrageous’.

Whose interests did Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation have in mind when it closed half of its stations on National Day?
Hong Kong’s MTR closes half of its stations to prevent damage to facilities and reduce risks to human lives

Learning a lesson from vandalism during previous protests, MTR Corp took a pre-emptive measure on Tuesday by closing 47 of its 94 stations.

2 Oct 2019 - 10:46AM

Learning a lesson from vandalism during previous protests, MTR Corp took a pre-emptive measure on Tuesday by closing 47 of its 94 stations.

Hong Kong’s MTR closes half of its stations to prevent damage to facilities and reduce risks to human lives
Hong Kong’s tourism industry endures worst August since Sars outbreak in 2003

Hong Kong’s tourism industry takes biggest beating in more than a decade as arrivals plummet nearly 40 per cent year on year for August amid protests.

30 Sep 2019 - 10:50PM

Hong Kong’s tourism industry takes biggest beating in more than a decade as arrivals plummet nearly 40 per cent year on year for August amid protests.

Hong Kong’s tourism industry endures worst August since Sars outbreak in 2003
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam asked to remain in Queen Elizabeth Stadium after first community dialogue to avoid clashes between police and protesters

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made it clear to police during preparatory meetings that she did not want force to clear path for her after event.

28 Sep 2019 - 6:43PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made it clear to police during preparatory meetings that she did not want force to clear path for her after event.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam asked to remain in Queen Elizabeth Stadium after first community dialogue to avoid clashes between police and protesters
Hong Kong announces HK$1.4 billion package to help needy amid crippling social unrest and US-China trade war

New relief measures include a one-off grant of HK$4,500 to HK$15,500 per household for low-income groups totalling HK$1.1 billion, and a special training scheme worth HK$300 million in subsidies for the jobless and underemployed, as well as help for the ailing tourism industry.

28 Sep 2019 - 1:18AM

New relief measures include a one-off grant of HK$4,500 to HK$15,500 per household for low-income groups totalling HK$1.1 billion, and a special training scheme worth HK$300 million in subsidies for the jobless and underemployed, as well as help for the ailing tourism industry.

Hong Kong announces HK$1.4 billion package to help needy amid crippling social unrest and US-China trade war
Borrower who was hit with 72 per cent service charge on US$32,000 loan among victims of unscrupulous money lending practices in Hong Kong

Intermediary said a loan had been arranged but a service fee of HK$180,000 would be charged, leaving just HK$70,000 for the borrower.

27 Sep 2019 - 12:04AM

Intermediary said a loan had been arranged but a service fee of HK$180,000 would be charged, leaving just HK$70,000 for the borrower.

Borrower who was hit with 72 per cent service charge on US$32,000 loan among victims of unscrupulous money lending practices in Hong Kong
Hong Kong needs new law to combat city’s money lenders says watchdog, as aggressive sales tactics and skyrocketing interest rates see multiple bankruptcies soar

Despite an overall fall in cases, the number of multiple bankruptcies is up 309 per cent in six years. One debtor accumulated 37 loans totalling about HK$300,000 in a year, with another racking up 120 different debts.

26 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Despite an overall fall in cases, the number of multiple bankruptcies is up 309 per cent in six years. One debtor accumulated 37 loans totalling about HK$300,000 in a year, with another racking up 120 different debts.

Hong Kong needs new law to combat city’s money lenders says watchdog, as aggressive sales tactics and skyrocketing interest rates see multiple bankruptcies soar
MTR ridership figures plunge by as much as 30 per cent in August amid Hong Kong protest crisis

High-speed rail link to mainland China hardest hit, posting lowest monthly figures since debut a year ago.

26 Sep 2019 - 11:55PM

High-speed rail link to mainland China hardest hit, posting lowest monthly figures since debut a year ago.

MTR ridership figures plunge by as much as 30 per cent in August amid Hong Kong protest crisis
Meet the invisible Hong Kong taxi drivers risking danger to help anti-government protesters escape police – for free

Some ‘protest drivers’ say they help because they can’t be at the front lines themselves – others because they feel sympathy for demonstrators after seeing too much violence on the nightly news.

23 Sep 2019 - 7:57PM

Some ‘protest drivers’ say they help because they can’t be at the front lines themselves – others because they feel sympathy for demonstrators after seeing too much violence on the nightly news.

Meet the invisible Hong Kong taxi drivers risking danger to help anti-government protesters escape police – for free
Protest-scarred MTR Corporation promises promotions to entice travellers back to ‘lacklustre’ high-speed cross-border rail link

August passenger numbers plummeted to just 37,623 per day – with mainland tourists staying away amid protests.

21 Sep 2019 - 11:13PM

August passenger numbers plummeted to just 37,623 per day – with mainland tourists staying away amid protests.

Protest-scarred MTR Corporation promises promotions to entice travellers back to ‘lacklustre’ high-speed cross-border rail link
Overseas experts to be roped in on investigation into Hong Kong MTR derailment case

Chairman dismisses conspiracy theory of incident being an inside job.

20 Sep 2019 - 11:56AM

Chairman dismisses conspiracy theory of incident being an inside job.

Overseas experts to be roped in on investigation into Hong Kong MTR derailment case
Hong Kong protests: MTR chairman Rex Auyeung denies bowing to pressure from Beijing and says challenges he faces are ‘unprecedented’

Beleaguered rail operator has found itself the target of increasingly violent action by protesters in recent weeks, suffering vandalism to its stations and disruption to its network.

20 Sep 2019 - 11:51AM

Beleaguered rail operator has found itself the target of increasingly violent action by protesters in recent weeks, suffering vandalism to its stations and disruption to its network.

Hong Kong protests: MTR chairman Rex Auyeung denies bowing to pressure from Beijing and says challenges he faces are ‘unprecedented’
Was Hong Kong train accident sabotage? Government to investigate whether East Rail line derailment was caused by disgruntled MTR employees

Source says officials are not ruling out possibility a member of staff was behind accident that put five people in hospital and endangered the lives of hundreds, as fourth crack on track near Hung Hom station emerges.

19 Sep 2019 - 8:48AM

Source says officials are not ruling out possibility a member of staff was behind accident that put five people in hospital and endangered the lives of hundreds, as fourth crack on track near Hung Hom station emerges.

Was Hong Kong train accident sabotage? Government to investigate whether East Rail line derailment was caused by disgruntled MTR employees