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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Hongkongers ‘set to receive second batch of HK$5,000 consumption vouchers in July’

Source says authorities planning to launch registration for second batch of consumption vouchers in mid-June.

Source says authorities planning to launch registration for second batch of consumption vouchers in mid-June.

20 May 2022 - 7:48PM
Hong Kong’s jobless rate rises to 12-month high of 5.4 per cent as social-distancing curbs hit businesses hard amid fifth Covid-19 wave

Rolling three-month figure from February to April up 0.4 percentage points, with about 206,100 people out of work.

Rolling three-month figure from February to April up 0.4 percentage points, with about 206,100 people out of work.

19 May 2022 - 10:21PM
Members of Hong Kong’s tech industry call for Telegram to discuss doxxing law compliance with authorities

Technology sector lawmaker Duncan Chiu says Telegram must handle its platform’s doxxing issue ‘sooner or later’.

Technology sector lawmaker Duncan Chiu says Telegram must handle its platform’s doxxing issue ‘sooner or later’.

20 May 2022 - 1:07PM
Hong Kong to scrap departure tax for people who use mega bridge to head directly to airport

Incentive, which will eventually cost government HK$262 million each year, aimed at boosting city’s status as aviation hub.

Incentive, which will eventually cost government HK$262 million each year, aimed at boosting city’s status as aviation hub.

18 May 2022 - 8:00PM
Kerry Logistics rolls out Hong Kong’s first electric trucks in bid to achieve zero carbon emissions in 10 years

Firm director William Ma says e-trucks have hit the road in ‘trial run’ and currently transporting high-end fashion goods.

Firm director William Ma says e-trucks have hit the road in ‘trial run’ and currently transporting high-end fashion goods.

18 May 2022 - 3:54PM
Hong Kong MTR: Sha Tin-Central link will be a hit with commuters with launch of cross-harbour stretch, city leader says ahead of long-awaited opening

Chief Executive Carrie Lam among the first to embark on ride along operational stretch under project previously plagued by years of controversy.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam among the first to embark on ride along operational stretch under project previously plagued by years of controversy.

15 May 2022 - 10:04AM
‘Make fish farming great’: Hong Kong veteran wants to share expertise, attract newcomers to jobs in fisheries sector

Gary Wong, who made a fortune raising empurau, hopes to create 100 jobs a year for underprivileged jobseekers, young people.

Gary Wong, who made a fortune raising empurau, hopes to create 100 jobs a year for underprivileged jobseekers, young people.

14 May 2022 - 4:35PM
Renowned Hong Kong neuroscientist set to become first female head of public university in city

University launched global research for next leader after incumbent Wei Shyy announced his resignation in November.

University launched global research for next leader after incumbent Wei Shyy announced his resignation in November.

13 May 2022 - 7:59PM
Get ready to pay at least HK$3 more per taxi ride in Hong Kong this summer

Residents will also pay more for each jump in incremental charges for first-tier and second-tier distance travelled.

Residents will also pay more for each jump in incremental charges for first-tier and second-tier distance travelled.

10 May 2022 - 10:06PM
Hong Kong Chief Executive-elect John Lee gets down to work right away, with a temporary office, staff

More than two dozen staff will support Lee as he starts selecting ministers, prepares policy plan

More than two dozen staff will support Lee as he starts selecting ministers, prepares policy plan

9 May 2022 - 12:26AM
New Hong Kong cross-harbour rail link a boon for commuters, but bus operators expect big loss of passengers

Bus operators brace themselves for ‘exodus’ of passengers as East Rail line MTR extension will cut travel time from New Territories.

Bus operators brace themselves for ‘exodus’ of passengers as East Rail line MTR extension will cut travel time from New Territories.

7 May 2022 - 7:30PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: airport to conduct rapid testing for overseas arrivals from May 9 to speed up entry procedures

Decision comes two days after European Chamber of Commerce calls Hong Kong’s airport entry process a ‘nightmare’ in letter to city leader.

Decision comes two days after European Chamber of Commerce calls Hong Kong’s airport entry process a ‘nightmare’ in letter to city leader.

7 May 2022 - 1:46AM
Explainer | What can commuters expect from cross-harbour section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project when it opens on May 15?

Travel times are expected to be shorter, with journeys between Tai Wai and Admiralty on East Rail line taking only 17 minutes without need to change lines.

Travel times are expected to be shorter, with journeys between Tai Wai and Admiralty on East Rail line taking only 17 minutes without need to change lines.

5 May 2022 - 9:00AM
Cross-harbour section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project to fully open on May 15

Tests, trial runs for Hung Hom-Admiralty section of Sha Tin-Central rail link completed and ready for launch in mid-May.

Tests, trial runs for Hung Hom-Admiralty section of Sha Tin-Central rail link completed and ready for launch in mid-May.

4 May 2022 - 12:06AM
Hong Kong customs makes biggest sea smuggling bust of year so far, seizing HK$160 million of contraband bound for mainland China

Customs officers seized high-value electronic products, musical instrument accessories and audio equipment from vessel bound for Guangzhou on April 21; company proprietor, 69, arrested a day later.

Customs officers seized high-value electronic products, musical instrument accessories and audio equipment from vessel bound for Guangzhou on April 21; company proprietor, 69, arrested a day later.

2 May 2022 - 5:39PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: easing of social-distancing curbs boosts business for restaurants starved of customers

One industry association reports 10 per cent increase in business for breakfast and lunch as residents take advantage of relaxed rules.

One industry association reports 10 per cent increase in business for breakfast and lunch as residents take advantage of relaxed rules.

21 Apr 2022 - 8:08PM
Coronavirus: residents flock to restaurants, theme parks and cinemas as Hong Kong eases social-distancing curbs

Bookings at premises from beauty parlours to restaurants and cinemas surge as residents embrace a return to some semblance of normal life.

Bookings at premises from beauty parlours to restaurants and cinemas surge as residents embrace a return to some semblance of normal life.

21 Apr 2022 - 9:42PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: bookings pour in for restaurants ahead of easing of Covid-19 dine-in restrictions

Several high-end restaurants are full or close to completely booked, with no openings at some places until end of June.

Several high-end restaurants are full or close to completely booked, with no openings at some places until end of June.

20 Apr 2022 - 9:00PM
Most Hong Kong cinemas ban eating or drinking inside theatres ahead of reopening

Three major cinema chains say eating or drinking will not be allowed when they reopen on Thursday.

Three major cinema chains say eating or drinking will not be allowed when they reopen on Thursday.

19 Apr 2022 - 6:57PM
Hong Kong’s renovation misery: workers vanish, clients postpone jobs over Covid-19 concerns, deliveries stuck in mainland China

‘Two-month delay the norm’ in renovation jobs, because even when there’s opportunities, there are no workers.

‘Two-month delay the norm’ in renovation jobs, because even when there’s opportunities, there are no workers.

17 Apr 2022 - 5:51PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong approves clinical trials for 3 Chinese vaccines targeting Omicron

Sinovac Biotech and China National Biotec Group have received approval to carry out clinical trials in the city for new vaccines.

Sinovac Biotech and China National Biotec Group have received approval to carry out clinical trials in the city for new vaccines.

16 Apr 2022 - 11:31PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: infections fall below 800 for first time in 9 weeks, as health minister says widespread rapid testing could be ‘way out’

Decline comes as health minister Sophia Chan says rapid testing could be implemented more widely, cites daily use among school students and care home residents.

Decline comes as health minister Sophia Chan says rapid testing could be implemented more widely, cites daily use among school students and care home residents.

19 Apr 2022 - 3:25PM
Coronavirus: 3 vaccine doses for popcorn and movies? Some Hongkongers eager to return to cinemas under eased social distancing

From April 21, film-goers and cinema staff must have had three vaccine doses in order for food and drinks to be served at venues.

From April 21, film-goers and cinema staff must have had three vaccine doses in order for food and drinks to be served at venues.

15 Apr 2022 - 5:22PM
Hongkongers prepare for ‘revenge spending’ spree as city set to relax coronavirus curbs from April 21

Industry leaders say they are preparing for reopening, but regular rapid-testing requirement for staff could add to costs.

Industry leaders say they are preparing for reopening, but regular rapid-testing requirement for staff could add to costs.

15 Apr 2022 - 6:12AM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: tough vaccination and testing rules for businesses and customers as city leader unveils broad easing of social-distancing rules

Government allows host of premises to reopen next week, but new rules require full vaccination and testing for some.

Government allows host of premises to reopen next week, but new rules require full vaccination and testing for some.

14 Apr 2022 - 9:03PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong tours can resume if local guides, participants fulfil vaccination, testing requirements, commerce chief says

Tour guides and staff must have received three vaccine shots while those joining the tour have to take rapid antigen tests in advance.

Tour guides and staff must have received three vaccine shots while those joining the tour have to take rapid antigen tests in advance.

12 Apr 2022 - 11:23PM
Hong Kong chief executive election 2022: John Lee formally launches bid, pitches himself as ‘conductor of a new symphony’

Lee pledges to adopt a ‘result-oriented’ leadership, boost Hong Kong’s competitiveness and reinforce city’s foundation if he is elected.

Lee pledges to adopt a ‘result-oriented’ leadership, boost Hong Kong’s competitiveness and reinforce city’s foundation if he is elected.

9 Apr 2022 - 10:55PM
Hong Kong chief executive election 2022: pro-Beijing heavyweight Tam Yiu-chung says ‘all-encompassing’ campaign team to support John Lee’s bid

Lee’s campaign office includes 16 deputy directors from variety of backgrounds including policy, finance, business, law, social welfare, education and culture.

Lee’s campaign office includes 16 deputy directors from variety of backgrounds including policy, finance, business, law, social welfare, education and culture.

9 Apr 2022 - 10:40PM
Hong Kong suicide watch: calls to helpline soar as experts warn city is heading for record number of deaths

Ongoing pandemic restrictions leave many feeling anxious, depressed and isolated, with experts flagging concerns about the elderly.

Ongoing pandemic restrictions leave many feeling anxious, depressed and isolated, with experts flagging concerns about the elderly.

9 Apr 2022 - 11:12AM
Hong Kong MTR train service between Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort stations resumes after power outage causes suspension

Service resumes after a nearly 12-hour delay caused by a technical fault with overhead line equipment.

Service resumes after a nearly 12-hour delay caused by a technical fault with overhead line equipment.

5 Apr 2022 - 9:01PM