Cannix Yau

Hong Kong

Cannix Yau

Senior Writer, Hong Kong

Cannix joined the Post in 2014 after many years in journalism and some years working for legislators. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won SOPA's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.

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Hong Kong MTR chief sets out vision to ‘fix the health’ of embattled rail operator, demands results in two years

MTR Corp chairman says he expects to see the fruits of corporate culture change in 2023.

MTR Corp chairman says he expects to see the fruits of corporate culture change in 2023.

Hong Kong MTR chief sets out vision to ‘fix the health’ of embattled rail operator, demands results in two years
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Union threatens industrial action over Hong Kong bus giant KMB’s plan to slash working hours of staff aged 60 and above

Changes to contracts will result in workers’ monthly pay being cut by one-third, from HK$18,000 to HK$12,000, union says.

Changes to contracts will result in workers’ monthly pay being cut by one-third, from HK$18,000 to HK$12,000, union says.

Union threatens industrial action over Hong Kong bus giant KMB’s plan to slash working hours of staff aged 60 and above
25 Feb 2021 - 9:30PM
Hong Kong’s finance minister maintains tax, fee increases for car owners aimed at curbing congestion, not generating revenue

Rather than lining the government’s coffers, finance chief Paul Chan says the measures are aimed at curbing the number of private vehicles on the road.

Rather than lining the government’s coffers, finance chief Paul Chan says the measures are aimed at curbing the number of private vehicles on the road.

Hong Kong’s finance minister maintains tax, fee increases for car owners aimed at curbing congestion, not generating revenue
25 Feb 2021 - 6:14PM
Hong Kong budget: registration tax, licence fees for private cars shoot up 15 and 30 per cent, respectively

The tax increases – which are effective immediately – were announced by finance chief Paul Chan, who said they would help ease congestion in the city.

The tax increases – which are effective immediately – were announced by finance chief Paul Chan, who said they would help ease congestion in the city.

Hong Kong budget: registration tax, licence fees for private cars shoot up 15 and 30 per cent, respectively
25 Feb 2021 - 12:01AM
Tall order for Paul Chan’s budget: help Hong Kong’s needy, save stricken businesses, revive economy amid Covid-19 pandemic

Despite record deficit, shrinking reserves, financial secretary expected to have something for all

Despite record deficit, shrinking reserves, financial secretary expected to have something for all

Tall order for Paul Chan’s budget: help Hong Kong’s needy, save stricken businesses, revive economy amid Covid-19 pandemic
20 Feb 2021 - 2:00PM
Are Hong Kong’s restaurants ready for eased Covid-19 curbs? 100,000 staff to be tested, operators see app rule as recipe for conflict

Cap on patrons per table to be relaxed from two to four, with dine-in services allowed until 10pm from Thursday, but some operators say new app rule is a recipe for conflict.

Cap on patrons per table to be relaxed from two to four, with dine-in services allowed until 10pm from Thursday, but some operators say new app rule is a recipe for conflict.

Are Hong Kong’s restaurants ready for eased Covid-19 curbs? 100,000 staff to be tested, operators see app rule as recipe for conflict
17 Feb 2021 - 12:43PM
Hong Kong taxi operators strike back at Uber with plan to introduce fleet of premium six-seater cabs

Commuter group says bigger taxis are fine, but city’s badly behaved cabbies need to shape up too

Commuter group says bigger taxis are fine, but city’s badly behaved cabbies need to shape up too

Hong Kong taxi operators strike back at Uber with plan to introduce fleet of premium six-seater cabs
16 Feb 2021 - 9:59AM
Hong Kong labour group urges finance chief Paul Chan to include HK$10,000 cash handout and creation of unemployment fund in next budget

Confederation of Trade Unions urges finance minister Paul Chan to provide help for people out of work for more than six months, but he has already hinted there will be no repeat of HK$10,000 giveaway as city battles record deficit.

Confederation of Trade Unions urges finance minister Paul Chan to provide help for people out of work for more than six months, but he has already hinted there will be no repeat of HK$10,000 giveaway as city battles record deficit.

Hong Kong labour group urges finance chief Paul Chan to include HK$10,000 cash handout and creation of unemployment fund in next budget
15 Feb 2021 - 11:16PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong welfare minister rejects calls for a temporary unemployment fund to help jobless through the pandemic

Labour unions want a HK$15 billion unemployment fund that will distribute HK$9,000 a month to the jobless for up to six months.

Labour unions want a HK$15 billion unemployment fund that will distribute HK$9,000 a month to the jobless for up to six months.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong welfare minister rejects calls for a temporary unemployment fund to help jobless through the pandemic
14 Feb 2021 - 10:57PM
Hong Kong’s finance minister signals there will be no cash handout in his coming budget, despite surge in stamp duty revenue

In rallying call, Paul Chan urges Hong Kong enterprises to harness economic opportunities despite Sino-US tensions he predicts will endure under Biden presidency.

In rallying call, Paul Chan urges Hong Kong enterprises to harness economic opportunities despite Sino-US tensions he predicts will endure under Biden presidency.

Hong Kong’s finance minister signals there will be no cash handout in his coming budget, despite surge in stamp duty revenue
14 Feb 2021 - 11:15PM
Coronavirus: feast-in-a-bowl poon choi takes off as Hong Kong’s restaurants scramble to grow delivery orders

Desperate for business, eateries are dishing out French, Japanese and other versions of festive casserole.

Desperate for business, eateries are dishing out French, Japanese and other versions of festive casserole.

Coronavirus: feast-in-a-bowl poon choi takes off as Hong Kong’s restaurants scramble to grow delivery orders
11 Feb 2021 - 1:00PM
Services disrupted for 30 minutes on Hong Kong’s problem-plagued East Rail line, spoiling first full workday for new shorter trains

The disruption, blamed on equipment failure, took place at 11.40am and involved one of the new nine-carriage trains that made their debut on Saturday.

The disruption, blamed on equipment failure, took place at 11.40am and involved one of the new nine-carriage trains that made their debut on Saturday.

Services disrupted for 30 minutes on Hong Kong’s problem-plagued East Rail line, spoiling first full workday for new shorter trains
8 Feb 2021 - 11:44PM
National security law: ‘No intent to intimidate,’ Hong Kong police chief says of mass arrests of opposition figures

Police commissioner Chris Tang addresses accusations on radio show, insisting police only act on evidence and not political background.

Police commissioner Chris Tang addresses accusations on radio show, insisting police only act on evidence and not political background.

National security law: ‘No intent to intimidate,’ Hong Kong police chief says of mass arrests of opposition figures
6 Feb 2021 - 11:03PM
Coronavirus: complaints to Hong Kong consumer watchdog shoot up by more than a quarter amid pandemic

There were nearly 4,500 complaints about masks alone, up 640-fold from the year before, while gripes about online shopping quadrupled.

There were nearly 4,500 complaints about masks alone, up 640-fold from the year before, while gripes about online shopping quadrupled.

Coronavirus: complaints to Hong Kong consumer watchdog shoot up by more than a quarter amid pandemic
5 Feb 2021 - 3:32AM
Hong Kong restaurant earnings dive nearly 30 per cent in 2020 as pandemic batters business

Overall restaurant receipts for 2020 shrank to HK$79.4 billion from HK$112.5 billion in 2019 as social-distancing regulations hammered industry.

Overall restaurant receipts for 2020 shrank to HK$79.4 billion from HK$112.5 billion in 2019 as social-distancing regulations hammered industry.

Hong Kong restaurant earnings dive nearly 30 per cent in 2020 as pandemic batters business
4 Feb 2021 - 8:00PM
Irregularities at Hong Kong’s costliest rail link worse than previously indicated in high-profile inquiry, experts find

The team was tasked with probing a series of allegations of shoddy work and missing safety documents at the site and providing expert advice on link construction.

The team was tasked with probing a series of allegations of shoddy work and missing safety documents at the site and providing expert advice on link construction.

Irregularities at Hong Kong’s costliest rail link worse than previously indicated in high-profile inquiry, experts find
3 Feb 2021 - 11:31PM
Hong Kong MTR threatened with sanctions over signalling debacle, as government bemoans more potential delays for mega rail project

Government lays out ‘grave disappointment’ over signalling saga and associated delays after MTR Corp panel finds staff failure.

Government lays out ‘grave disappointment’ over signalling saga and associated delays after MTR Corp panel finds staff failure.

Hong Kong MTR threatened with sanctions over signalling debacle, as government bemoans more potential delays for mega rail project
2 Feb 2021 - 12:13AM
HK$2 rides a boon for Hong Kong elderly, but abuse of subsidy scheme needs fixing before those aged 60-64 benefit too

After waiting a year, some are dismayed by delay in extending flat-rate fares to ‘younger seniors’.

After waiting a year, some are dismayed by delay in extending flat-rate fares to ‘younger seniors’.

HK$2 rides a boon for Hong Kong elderly, but abuse of subsidy scheme needs fixing before those aged 60-64 benefit too
1 Feb 2021 - 10:05AM
No laughing matter as comedians drive Hong Kong TVB’s effort to get creative, grow dwindling audiences

Critics say TVB has lost connection with Hongkongers, must do more to win over local viewers

Critics say TVB has lost connection with Hongkongers, must do more to win over local viewers

No laughing matter as comedians drive Hong Kong TVB’s effort to get creative, grow dwindling audiences
1 Feb 2021 - 11:56AM
Most Hong Kong firms plan to boost pay by 3 per cent but pace of hiring set to slow, survey finds

Some 82 per cent of firms will freeze their headcounts while about 35 per cent will either reduce their bonus payouts or offer no extra payment.

Some 82 per cent of firms will freeze their headcounts while about 35 per cent will either reduce their bonus payouts or offer no extra payment.

Most Hong Kong firms plan to boost pay by 3 per cent but pace of hiring set to slow, survey finds
25 Jan 2021 - 10:43AM
Bleak outlook for Hong Kong film industry as Covid-19 keeps cinemas shut and fewer movies are made

Box office takings fell 72 per cent to HK$537 million last year, as cinemas closed for 116 days.

Box office takings fell 72 per cent to HK$537 million last year, as cinemas closed for 116 days.

Bleak outlook for Hong Kong film industry as Covid-19 keeps cinemas shut and fewer movies are made
23 Jan 2021 - 11:13PM
Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation warns of losses of HK$4.8 billion in 2020

The losses marked the first time the company has found itself in the red in the two decades since it was publicly listed.

The losses marked the first time the company has found itself in the red in the two decades since it was publicly listed.

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation warns of losses of HK$4.8 billion in 2020
19 Jan 2021 - 11:44PM
Hong Kong fourth wave: jobless rate hits new 16-year high of 6.6 per cent with city deep in coronavirus fight

Number of Hongkongers out of work nears 250,000, as quarterly unemployment rate rises 0.3 percentage points.

Number of Hongkongers out of work nears 250,000, as quarterly unemployment rate rises 0.3 percentage points.

Hong Kong fourth wave: jobless rate hits new 16-year high of 6.6 per cent with city deep in coronavirus fight
19 Jan 2021 - 11:43PM
Coronavirus: with higher unemployment figures on the horizon, Hong Kong businesses are bracing for a gloomy start to 2021

Industry leaders are predicting almost across the board that unemployment in their sectors will get worse before it gets better.

Industry leaders are predicting almost across the board that unemployment in their sectors will get worse before it gets better.

Coronavirus: with higher unemployment figures on the horizon, Hong Kong businesses are bracing for a gloomy start to 2021
19 Jan 2021 - 3:07PM
Lawmakers slam Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation for repeated delays to Sha Tin-Central link, ‘unacceptable’ evasiveness

Lawmakers are sceptical the rail operator can meet the current timetable for opening the massive project’s cross-harbour section.

Lawmakers are sceptical the rail operator can meet the current timetable for opening the massive project’s cross-harbour section.

Lawmakers slam Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation for repeated delays to Sha Tin-Central link, ‘unacceptable’ evasiveness
16 Jan 2021 - 12:37AM
Hong Kong national security law: leading internet service provider admits blocking protest website at authorities’ request

Hong Kong Broadband Network says it complied with authorities’ request to prevent customers from accessing HKChronicles.

Hong Kong Broadband Network says it complied with authorities’ request to prevent customers from accessing HKChronicles.

Hong Kong national security law: leading internet service provider admits blocking protest website at authorities’ request
15 Jan 2021 - 1:47AM
Critics urge government to scale back public transport subsidy for Hong Kong seniors

The city’s ageing population is projected to cause the cost of the scheme to skyrocket, prompting warnings from observers.

The city’s ageing population is projected to cause the cost of the scheme to skyrocket, prompting warnings from observers.

Critics urge government to scale back public transport subsidy for Hong Kong seniors
14 Jan 2021 - 12:30PM
Hong Kong police use national security law for first time to block access to website recording anti-government protests, officers’ details

Sources say the force has started asking internet service providers to halt access to HKChronicles citing Article 43 of the law and its implementation rules.

Sources say the force has started asking internet service providers to halt access to HKChronicles citing Article 43 of the law and its implementation rules.

Hong Kong police use national security law for first time to block access to website recording anti-government protests, officers’ details
10 Jan 2021 - 12:47AM
Hong Kong advocates for underprivileged, ethnic minority groups slam mass national security law arrests after two colleagues were among those detained

Two prominent activists – one working on behalf of ethnic minority groups and one advocating for the disabled – were among those arrested on suspicion of subversion.

Two prominent activists – one working on behalf of ethnic minority groups and one advocating for the disabled – were among those arrested on suspicion of subversion.

Hong Kong advocates for underprivileged, ethnic minority groups slam mass national security law arrests after two colleagues were among those detained
9 Jan 2021 - 3:20AM
Mainland Chinese lawyer who helped Hong Kong fugitive in Shenzhen hits out at ‘baffling suppression’ as he faces loss of licence

Lu Siwei has been told his licence could be revoked in three days.

Lu Siwei has been told his licence could be revoked in three days.

Mainland Chinese lawyer who helped Hong Kong fugitive in Shenzhen hits out at ‘baffling suppression’ as he faces loss of licence
5 Jan 2021 - 3:44AM