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’s embattled MTR Corporation rolls out fare concessions as it works to get reputation back on track

Overall fare savings estimated be over HK$800 million. Concessions come as railway giant’s profit jumps more than 7 per cent

22 May 2019 - 10:31PM

Overall fare savings estimated be over HK$800 million. Concessions come as railway giant’s profit jumps more than 7 per cent

Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation rolls out fare concessions as it works to get reputation back on track
Hong Kong’s extradition proposal could undermine rule of law and competitiveness, says Tara Joseph of the American Chamber of Commerce

Tara Joseph calls on the government to withdraw the controversial legislation. She says it could put off investors and damage the city’s reputation for the rule of law.

19 May 2019 - 10:14PM

Tara Joseph calls on the government to withdraw the controversial legislation. She says it could put off investors and damage the city’s reputation for the rule of law.

Hong Kong’s extradition proposal could undermine rule of law and competitiveness, says Tara Joseph of the American Chamber of Commerce
Four tech firms and 10 decorating contractors involved in bid-rigging and price-fixing, Hong Kong tribunal rules as watchdog scores first two victories

The 14 companies were the first to be found contravening rules concerning antitrust agreements since the watchdog launched its first two cases in 2017.

17 May 2019 - 11:29PM

The 14 companies were the first to be found contravening rules concerning antitrust agreements since the watchdog launched its first two cases in 2017.

Four tech firms and 10 decorating contractors involved in bid-rigging and price-fixing, Hong Kong tribunal rules as watchdog scores first two victories
Government reviewing way for MTR to balance social duty and business interests without full buyout of embattled rail giant, Paul Chan says

Financial secretary says efficiency will be compromised if company falls completely under government control.

9 May 2019 - 4:02PM

Financial secretary says efficiency will be compromised if company falls completely under government control.

Government reviewing way for MTR to balance social duty and business interests without full buyout of embattled rail giant, Paul Chan says
Taxi groups try to torpedo plan for luxury cabs in Hong Kong

The government wants to bring in 600 pricier cars, with newer vehicles and better service. But drivers of the existing fleet say it will not help the industry, which faces growing public discontent.

7 May 2019 - 10:46PM

The government wants to bring in 600 pricier cars, with newer vehicles and better service. But drivers of the existing fleet say it will not help the industry, which faces growing public discontent.

Taxi groups try to torpedo plan for luxury cabs in Hong Kong
Tech and transparency for Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, new chief Jacob Kam says

The rail giant’s reputation has taken a battering over work scandals and a recent crash. ‘We want to be open and transparent with the public,’ Jacob Kam says.

7 May 2019 - 8:33AM

The rail giant’s reputation has taken a battering over work scandals and a recent crash. ‘We want to be open and transparent with the public,’ Jacob Kam says.

Tech and transparency for Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, new chief Jacob Kam says
MTR Corporation and Hung Hom station contractors face more questions, this time over the loss of safety documents, in new round of inquiry later this month

Formal hearing for the inquiry into the issues at three further locations of the scandal-hit station to start in coming weeks.

6 May 2019 - 5:04PM

Formal hearing for the inquiry into the issues at three further locations of the scandal-hit station to start in coming weeks.

MTR Corporation and Hung Hom station contractors face more questions, this time over the loss of safety documents, in new round of inquiry later this month
Disabled Hong Kong workers hit back against ‘bullying’, marginalisation and ‘unfair’ retirement age

Workers at the Factory for the Blind in To Kwa Wan say they are treated as ‘cheap labour’ and complain of being forced to retire at 55.

27 Apr 2019 - 1:10PM

Workers at the Factory for the Blind in To Kwa Wan say they are treated as ‘cheap labour’ and complain of being forced to retire at 55.

Disabled Hong Kong workers hit back against ‘bullying’, marginalisation and ‘unfair’ retirement age
Racy video of ‘queen of Canto-pop’ Sammi Cheng’s husband Andy Hui in back of vehicle with another woman sparks privacy concerns over on-board cameras

Apple Daily releases 16-minute video of pair kissing during journey from Tai Hang to Lei Yue Mun with former privacy commissioner saying news site and the driver run risk of breaching Hong Kong law.

17 Apr 2019 - 12:06PM

Apple Daily releases 16-minute video of pair kissing during journey from Tai Hang to Lei Yue Mun with former privacy commissioner saying news site and the driver run risk of breaching Hong Kong law.

Racy video of ‘queen of Canto-pop’ Sammi Cheng’s husband Andy Hui in back of vehicle with another woman sparks privacy concerns over on-board cameras
Launch of new eTaxi app in Hong Kong hailed as ‘historic’ moment as trade battles popularity of Uber

The app, which already has 4,000 drivers signed up, allows passengers to pay via one of the city’s most popular payment methods, Octopus Card.

16 Apr 2019 - 10:54PM

The app, which already has 4,000 drivers signed up, allows passengers to pay via one of the city’s most popular payment methods, Octopus Card.

Launch of new eTaxi app in Hong Kong hailed as ‘historic’ moment as trade battles popularity of Uber
Consumer Council backs seven-day cooling-off period for Hong Kong shoppers as consultation period nears end

Consumer Council urges government to bring in longer time frame for contracts involving gym and beauty services, while law should be flexible enough for other trades to be included should need arise.

12 Apr 2019 - 6:54PM

Consumer Council urges government to bring in longer time frame for contracts involving gym and beauty services, while law should be flexible enough for other trades to be included should need arise.

Consumer Council backs seven-day cooling-off period for Hong Kong shoppers as consultation period nears end
Former MTR Corp boss has bonus slashed but still gets HK$11.8 million, despite year of scandal at troubled Hong Kong rail operator

Former CEO takes 22 per cent hit after city’s leader says there must be no golden handshakes, as annual report reveals four top officials were paid a total of HK$31.1 million in 2018.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:30PM

Former CEO takes 22 per cent hit after city’s leader says there must be no golden handshakes, as annual report reveals four top officials were paid a total of HK$31.1 million in 2018.

Former MTR Corp boss has bonus slashed but still gets HK$11.8 million, despite year of scandal at troubled Hong Kong rail operator
Hong Kong’s MTR Corp urged to abandon special backup for new signalling system as Canadian city Edmonton axes software supplier Thales

Lawmaker and former railway boss Michael Tien makes an urgent appeal to the rail giant after Thales, software supplier of the new HK$3.3 billion signalling system, has contract terminated in Edmonton.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:08AM

Lawmaker and former railway boss Michael Tien makes an urgent appeal to the rail giant after Thales, software supplier of the new HK$3.3 billion signalling system, has contract terminated in Edmonton.

Hong Kong’s MTR Corp urged to abandon special backup for new signalling system as Canadian city Edmonton axes software supplier Thales
New Uber Flash service in Hong Kong racks up 180,000 requests in first month despite taxi partner pulling out over threats to family

Ride-hailing app’s business ‘growing nicely’ says regional head, but industry still opposed to company’s existence.

10 Apr 2019 - 10:55PM

Ride-hailing app’s business ‘growing nicely’ says regional head, but industry still opposed to company’s existence.

New Uber Flash service in Hong Kong racks up 180,000 requests in first month despite taxi partner pulling out over threats to family
Clash of taxi apps: Hong Kong ride-hailing rivalries set to intensify as lawmaker Paul Tse’s SuperCab and taxi industry’s eTaxi arrive to take on Uber

Lawmaker Paul Tse rolls out new app he hopes can revolutionise taxi sector, but another competitor is also entering the fray.

8 Apr 2019 - 8:20AM

Lawmaker Paul Tse rolls out new app he hopes can revolutionise taxi sector, but another competitor is also entering the fray.

Clash of taxi apps: Hong Kong ride-hailing rivalries set to intensify as lawmaker Paul Tse’s SuperCab and taxi industry’s eTaxi arrive to take on Uber
Pull together to overcome crisis, new MTR Corp boss tells staff at Hong Kong’s subway operator

Jacob Kam, who took over as CEO on Monday, said a concerted effort was required to restore the company’s reputation.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

Jacob Kam, who took over as CEO on Monday, said a concerted effort was required to restore the company’s reputation.

Pull together to overcome crisis, new MTR Corp boss tells staff at Hong Kong’s subway operator
More safety documents missing on Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central link as To Kwa Wan becomes second affected station

MTR Corporation refuses to reveal extent of problem at To Kwa Wan station, saying they need more time to search for documents and relevant records.

31 Mar 2019 - 12:06AM

MTR Corporation refuses to reveal extent of problem at To Kwa Wan station, saying they need more time to search for documents and relevant records.

More safety documents missing on Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central link as To Kwa Wan becomes second affected station
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation fined total of HK$35 million for two major service breakdowns

As a goodwill gesture, adult tickets will be 50 per cent off from May 11 to May 13.

29 Mar 2019 - 11:19PM

As a goodwill gesture, adult tickets will be 50 per cent off from May 11 to May 13.

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation fined total of HK$35 million for two major service breakdowns
MTR Corp faces record HK$25 million fine after crash that left line between two of Hong Kong’s busiest stations closed for two days

Overnight test of new signalling system resulted in trains going through crossing at same time, causing closure of line between two of Hong Kong’s busiest stations for 48 hours.

29 Mar 2019 - 8:00AM

Overnight test of new signalling system resulted in trains going through crossing at same time, causing closure of line between two of Hong Kong’s busiest stations for 48 hours.

MTR Corp faces record HK$25 million fine after crash that left line between two of Hong Kong’s busiest stations closed for two days
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corp under fire for raising fares by 3.3 per cent

Despite construction scandals and service breakdowns, city’s rail operator earned an underlying profit of HK$11.2 billion in 2018.

29 Mar 2019 - 12:15AM

Despite construction scandals and service breakdowns, city’s rail operator earned an underlying profit of HK$11.2 billion in 2018.

Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corp under fire for raising fares by 3.3 per cent
Hung Hom station at risk of cracking due to being overloaded, says government-appointed expert

The report by Francis Au of HKU contradicts the findings of an official commission of inquiry, which stated there were no structural flaws at the station.

28 Mar 2019 - 12:02PM

The report by Francis Au of HKU contradicts the findings of an official commission of inquiry, which stated there were no structural flaws at the station.

Hung Hom station at risk of cracking due to being overloaded, says  government-appointed expert
Whistle-blower says helping inquiry into shoddy work on Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central rail link was a waste of his time and money

Jason Poon Chuk-hung, managing director of subcontractor China Technology Corporation, says he is studying whether to launch a judicial review against the government and commission of inquiry.

27 Mar 2019 - 4:32PM

Jason Poon Chuk-hung, managing director of subcontractor China Technology Corporation, says he is studying whether to launch a judicial review against the government and commission of inquiry.

Whistle-blower says helping inquiry into shoddy work on Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central rail link was a waste of his time and money
Why is Hong Kong’s MTR hurtling from one disaster to another? Is complacency or corporate structure to blame?

Critics say the rail operator’s effective monopoly since it merged with the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation in 2000 has allowed it to rest on its laurels.

25 Mar 2019 - 12:33PM

Critics say the rail operator’s effective monopoly since it merged with the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation in 2000 has allowed it to rest on its laurels.

Why is Hong Kong’s MTR hurtling from one disaster to another? Is complacency or corporate structure to blame?
MTR Corp crossroads: Hong Kong rail giant mulls scrapping second backup of signal system blamed for collision

Ex-railway chief Michael Tien says MTR having second thoughts about the extra backup for the new HK$3.3 billion signalling system.

25 Mar 2019 - 9:58AM

Ex-railway chief Michael Tien says MTR having second thoughts about the extra backup for the new HK$3.3 billion signalling system.

MTR Corp crossroads: Hong Kong rail giant mulls scrapping second backup of signal system blamed for collision
Hong Kong MTR worker recounts 48 hours of toil to get derailed train back on track

One of 1,200 staff mobilised to remove carriage and clear up crash site speaks to the Post. Frontline staff bore the brunt of public anger and unions want MTR Corp to recognise the efforts of workers.

22 Mar 2019 - 10:37AM

One of 1,200 staff mobilised to remove carriage and clear up crash site speaks to the Post. Frontline staff bore the brunt of public anger and unions want MTR Corp to recognise the efforts of workers.

Hong Kong MTR worker recounts 48 hours of toil to get derailed train back on track
MTR Corp embroiled in row with French software supplier Thales over test that could have stopped crash, Michael Tien says

Dispute centres on a test for a particular scenario under which trial run was conducted. But consultant says rail giant also has the responsibility to check with supplier if test was done.

21 Mar 2019 - 11:07AM

Dispute centres on a test for a particular scenario under which trial run was conducted. But consultant says rail giant also has the responsibility to check with supplier if test was done.

MTR Corp embroiled in row with French software supplier Thales over test that could have stopped crash, Michael Tien says
Derailed MTR train back on tracks after crash as Hong Kong government assures public signalling system upgrade will only go ahead if safety is guaranteed

No rush to roll out new signalling system and tests will be suspended until safety is assured.

20 Mar 2019 - 8:24AM

No rush to roll out new signalling system and tests will be suspended until safety is assured.

Derailed MTR train back on tracks after crash as Hong Kong government assures public signalling system upgrade will only go ahead if safety is guaranteed
Hong Kong MTR bosses could punish supplier of signalling system blamed for train crash near Central station

MTR Corp’s head of operations engineering warns of consequences for Thales, but top designer denies a software fault was to blame for accident.

19 Mar 2019 - 3:29PM

MTR Corp’s head of operations engineering warns of consequences for Thales, but top designer denies a software fault was to blame for accident.

Hong Kong MTR bosses could punish supplier of signalling system blamed for train crash near Central station
Commuters face another day of MTR service delays after ‘unacceptable’ signal failure causes unprecedented train crash

New software system allowed two trains to pass through crossing at same time MTR managing director Jacob Kam says, as bus, tram and ferry operators put on extra services ahead of evening rush hour.

19 Mar 2019 - 4:16AM

New software system allowed two trains to pass through crossing at same time MTR managing director Jacob Kam says, as bus, tram and ferry operators put on extra services ahead of evening rush hour.

Commuters face another day of MTR service delays after ‘unacceptable’ signal failure causes unprecedented train crash
Hong Kong MTR, hit by train collision, suffers second setback as woman falls on tracks at Kowloon Tong

Services suspended between Central and Admiralty stations and between Tai Wai and Mong Kok East.

18 Mar 2019 - 7:38PM

Services suspended between Central and Admiralty stations and between Tai Wai and Mong Kok East.

Hong Kong MTR, hit by train collision, suffers second setback as woman falls on tracks at Kowloon Tong