Cannix Yau

Hong Kong

Cannix Yau

Senior Writer on the City Desk covering in-depth transport, infrastructure and policy issues

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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‘Don’t repeat the mistakes of Sars’, survivors’ group urges Hong Kong government as it wrestles with China coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong Sars Mutual Help Association urges government to be proactive, including banning non-locals who visited Wuhan within the past month from entering city.

25 Jan 2020 - 8:22AM

Hong Kong Sars Mutual Help Association urges government to be proactive, including banning non-locals who visited Wuhan within the past month from entering city.

‘Don’t repeat the mistakes of Sars’, survivors’ group urges Hong Kong government as it wrestles with China coronavirus outbreak
China coronavirus: three new cases in Hong Kong, increasing total number to five

The Centre for Health Protection said all three patients’ respiratory specimens tested positive to the new coronavirus and they had all been isolated in hospital

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The Centre for Health Protection said all three patients’ respiratory specimens tested positive to the new coronavirus and they had all been isolated in hospital

China coronavirus: three new cases in Hong Kong, increasing total number to five
Wuhan coronavirus: Cathay Pacific offers refunds on all mainland China flights until end of February, as Hong Kong’s tour agents cancel bookings

Airline says on its website it will allow passengers flying to or from any mainland China airport to rebook, re-route or take a refund on any type of ticket booked till the end of February.

24 Jan 2020 - 5:21PM

Airline says on its website it will allow passengers flying to or from any mainland China airport to rebook, re-route or take a refund on any type of ticket booked till the end of February.

Wuhan coronavirus: Cathay Pacific offers refunds on all mainland China flights until end of February, as Hong Kong’s tour agents cancel bookings
Hong Kong’s rail operator MTR Corporation continues to suffer from dip in passenger numbers

MTR’s domestic figure in December was 123 million, down 15.6 per cent from a year ago, rail link with mainland China being the hardest hit.

23 Jan 2020 - 11:05PM

MTR’s domestic figure in December was 123 million, down 15.6 per cent from a year ago, rail link with mainland China being the hardest hit.

Hong Kong’s rail operator MTR Corporation continues to suffer from dip in passenger numbers
Hong Kong cabbies push for fare increases and subsidies amid protest downturn, citing new survey that shows public satisfaction

Social unrest has taken a toll on industry, taxi group says, with some drivers avoiding protest areas or simply staying home.

20 Jan 2020 - 9:03PM

Social unrest has taken a toll on industry, taxi group says, with some drivers avoiding protest areas or simply staying home.

Hong Kong cabbies push for fare increases and subsidies amid protest downturn, citing new survey that shows public satisfaction
Partial opening of scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central MTR link set for Valentine’s Day, Hong Kong transport minister reveals

Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan says date is good amid ‘gloomy sentiment’, with rail giant set to announce ‘surprises’.

17 Jan 2020 - 11:34PM

Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan says date is good amid ‘gloomy sentiment’, with rail giant set to announce ‘surprises’.

Partial opening of scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central MTR link set for Valentine’s Day, Hong Kong transport minister reveals
Hong Kong government unveils HK$10.6 billion plan to bail out ailing Ocean Park, in expansion that will create new themed zones and attractions

Blueprint will transform park into an adventure-themed resort, grounded in nature, with seven new zones and 20 attractions over the next seven years. Park blames poor performance on ongoing civil unrest roiling city

13 Jan 2020 - 11:26PM

Blueprint will transform park into an adventure-themed resort, grounded in nature, with seven new zones and 20 attractions over the next seven years. Park blames poor performance on ongoing civil unrest roiling city

Hong Kong government unveils HK$10.6 billion plan to bail out ailing Ocean Park, in expansion that will create new themed zones and attractions
What happens to Hong Kong’s economy when businesses are split by protests into ‘blue’ vs ‘yellow’?

Anti-government movement keeps up attacks on ‘blue’ businesses to grow ‘yellow economy’. Experts say attempts to split Hong Kong economy along political lines are unworkable.

13 Jan 2020 - 10:44AM

Anti-government movement keeps up attacks on ‘blue’ businesses to grow ‘yellow economy’. Experts say attempts to split Hong Kong economy along political lines are unworkable.

What happens to Hong Kong’s economy when businesses are split by protests into ‘blue’ vs ‘yellow’?
Hong Kong Housing Authority racks up HK$13.9 billion surplus, and predicts 2020’s will be just as big

City’s biggest public-housing provider records largest surplus in 15 years.

10 Jan 2020 - 10:56PM

City’s biggest public-housing provider records largest surplus in 15 years.

Hong Kong Housing Authority racks up HK$13.9 billion surplus, and predicts 2020’s will be just as big
HK$65 million bill for repairs on public facilities vandalised by anti-government protesters

Transport minister Frank Chan reveals costs that were mostly incurred by damaged traffic lights, with other repairs for street railings and pavements.

8 Jan 2020 - 10:56PM

Transport minister Frank Chan reveals costs that were mostly incurred by damaged traffic lights, with other repairs for street railings and pavements.

HK$65 million bill for repairs on public facilities vandalised by anti-government protesters
Hong Kong protests continue to batter retail sector as sales plunge 23.6 per cent in November, the second biggest drop on record

Consumer spending dropped to HK$30 billion (US$3.84 billion) for the month after a record 24.4 per cent year-on-year slump in October, according to the Census and Statistics Department.

3 Jan 2020 - 11:31PM

Consumer spending dropped to HK$30 billion (US$3.84 billion) for the month after a record 24.4 per cent year-on-year slump in October, according to the Census and Statistics Department.

Hong Kong protests continue to batter retail sector as sales plunge 23.6 per cent in November, the second biggest drop on record
Iconic HSBC lions in Hong Kong facing long period of restoration after being set on fire by protesters

Lions have guarded entrance to bank’s headquarters for decades and will disappear from public view ‘for period of time”, after they were sprayed with red paint and set on fire by protesters on New Year’s Day.

3 Jan 2020 - 11:31PM

Lions have guarded entrance to bank’s headquarters for decades and will disappear from public view ‘for period of time”, after they were sprayed with red paint and set on fire by protesters on New Year’s Day.

Iconic HSBC lions in Hong Kong facing long period of restoration after being set on fire by protesters
Hong Kong new year lucky draw website blacklisted by network providers, tourism board admits as it gets system up and running just ahead of event

Tourism board manages to end debacle over its new year lucky draw barely an hour before the event on Wednesday night.

1 Jan 2020 - 11:24PM

Tourism board manages to end debacle over its new year lucky draw barely an hour before the event on Wednesday night.

Hong Kong new year lucky draw website blacklisted by network providers, tourism board admits as it gets system up and running  just ahead of event
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation condemns ‘rioters’ for New Year’s Day arson attacks on light rail system in Tuen Mun

Following anti-government protests late into Tuesday night, two incidents broke out in the early hours of Wednesday, with fire started in train and petrol bomb hurled into depot.

1 Jan 2020 - 10:00PM

Following anti-government protests late into Tuesday night, two incidents broke out in the early hours of Wednesday, with fire started in train and petrol bomb hurled into depot.

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation condemns ‘rioters’ for New Year’s Day arson attacks on light rail system in Tuen Mun
Hong Kong takes emergency measures as mystery ‘pneumonia’ infects dozens in China’s Wuhan city

Most cases have originated from a single seafood market and health workers are still trying to identify virus responsible.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Most cases have originated from a single seafood market and health workers are still trying to identify virus responsible.

Hong Kong takes emergency measures as mystery ‘pneumonia’ infects dozens in China’s Wuhan city
Hong Kong protests have left the MTR Corporation beaten, bruised and bleeding – and it was supposed to be celebrating its 40th anniversary

Rail operator’s annus horribilis arrived on the back of a scandalous 2018, and after the delays and budget overruns that plagued the Sha Tin-Central link, came petrol bombs and an expected HK$1.6 billion financial hit.

28 Dec 2019 - 8:45PM

Rail operator’s annus horribilis arrived on the back of a scandalous 2018, and after the delays and budget overruns that plagued the Sha Tin-Central link, came petrol bombs and an expected HK$1.6 billion financial hit.

Hong Kong protests have left the MTR Corporation beaten, bruised and bleeding – and it was supposed to be celebrating its 40th anniversary
Spike in demand for security guards built like bouncers, to protect Hong Kong’s protest-prone sites

The security sector has emerged as one of the few winners despite the city’s economic downturn.

7 Dec 2019 - 2:44PM

The security sector has emerged as one of the few winners despite the city’s economic downturn.

Spike in demand for security guards built like bouncers, to protect Hong Kong’s protest-prone sites
Hard times for Hong Kong’s tourism workers as protests keep visitors away – ‘I am in despair’

Workers in protest-hit travel and dining sectors in constant state of worry over employment as fewer visitors see closures of restaurants and shops.

7 Dec 2019 - 4:48PM

Workers in protest-hit travel and dining sectors in constant state of worry over employment as fewer visitors see closures of restaurants and shops.

Hard times for Hong Kong’s tourism workers as protests keep visitors away – ‘I am in despair’
Uber’s controversial tie-up with Hong Kong taxi firms pays off as monthly ride-hailing requests more than double since launch despite protests hammering city

The Uber Flash service has received more than 2.4 million trip requests since its debut in March with monthly orders growth more than doubling.

6 Dec 2019 - 10:12AM

The Uber Flash service has received more than 2.4 million trip requests since its debut in March with monthly orders growth more than doubling.

Uber’s controversial tie-up with Hong Kong taxi firms pays off as monthly ride-hailing requests more than double since launch despite protests hammering city
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation reveals it will incur HK$1.6 billion in costs from protests

Lower revenue from train services, repair costs for damaged facilities, extra expenses for security and rent concessions take toll on rail operator.

6 Dec 2019 - 2:28AM

Lower revenue from train services, repair costs for damaged facilities, extra expenses for security and rent concessions take toll on rail operator.

Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation reveals it will incur HK$1.6 billion in costs from protests
Cross-harbour section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project delayed further, with MTR Corporation blaming radicals for vandalism of East Rail line

Rail giant estimates Hung Hom-Admiralty section of Sha Tin-Central rail link will be delayed until early 2022 from previously revised fourth quarter of 2021.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

Rail giant estimates Hung Hom-Admiralty section of Sha Tin-Central rail link will be delayed until early 2022 from previously revised fourth quarter of 2021.

Cross-harbour section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project delayed further, with MTR Corporation blaming radicals for vandalism of East Rail line
Hong Kong anti-government protests bring biggest retail slump on record, as finance minister Paul Chan reveals cost to overall economy

City’s finance chief says months of social unrest have caused economic losses of about 2 per cent of GDP.

3 Dec 2019 - 1:58AM

City’s finance chief says months of social unrest have caused economic losses of about 2 per cent of GDP.

Hong Kong anti-government protests bring biggest retail slump on record, as finance minister Paul Chan reveals cost to overall economy
Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang warns of rising number of students arrested for violent acts, blaming peer pressure and public’s refusal to condemn violence

Commissioner Chris Tang says he will only support the probe into the force’s conduct by the Independent Police Complaints Council.

2 Dec 2019 - 5:26PM

Commissioner Chris Tang says he will only support the probe into the force’s conduct by the Independent Police Complaints Council.

Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang warns of rising number of students arrested for violent acts, blaming peer pressure and public’s refusal to condemn violence
China hits back at Michelle Bachelet, UN human rights chief who called for probe into Hong Kong police’s response to anti-government protests

Michelle Bachelet’s article, published in the Post, will ‘only encourage protesters to use more radical violence’.

1 Dec 2019 - 11:33PM

Michelle Bachelet’s article, published in the Post, will ‘only encourage protesters to use more radical violence’.

China hits back at Michelle Bachelet, UN human rights chief who called for probe into Hong Kong police’s response to anti-government protests
MTR officials hope to resume normal train services from Monday if no further damage is done to stations, facilities

Trains could run till 1am again from Monday, Hong Kong Federation of Railway Trade Unions vice-chairman Tam Kin-chiu says after meeting officials.

30 Nov 2019 - 12:50PM

Trains could run till 1am again from Monday, Hong Kong Federation of Railway Trade Unions vice-chairman Tam Kin-chiu says after meeting officials.

MTR officials hope to resume normal train services from Monday if no further damage is done to stations, facilities
Operator of Hong Kong’s first outlet shopping centre near Shenzhen wants to quit amid losses as anti-China sentiment results in poor business

Operator of San Tin Shopping City in talks with site owners about surrendering plot after incurring millions in losses over 18 months.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:36AM

Operator of San Tin Shopping City in talks with site owners about surrendering plot after incurring millions in losses over 18 months.

Operator of Hong Kong’s first outlet shopping centre near Shenzhen wants to quit amid losses as anti-China sentiment results in poor business
Hong Kong’s Cross-Harbour Tunnel to reopen after two-week closure from protest chaos, while police team poised to enter wrecked PolyU nearby

Government says vital link between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island can be used again from 5am on Wednesday, with normal charges applying.

26 Nov 2019 - 11:44PM

Government says vital link between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island can be used again from 5am on Wednesday, with normal charges applying.

Hong Kong’s Cross-Harbour Tunnel to reopen after two-week closure from protest chaos, while police team poised to enter wrecked PolyU nearby
All eyes on Carrie Lam: decisive Hong Kong polls outcome demands ‘drastic response, not piecemeal fence-mending’

City leader should resign, revamp cabinet or order inquiry into police handling of protests, say critics and analysts.

26 Nov 2019 - 1:05AM

City leader should resign, revamp cabinet or order inquiry into police handling of protests, say critics and analysts.

All eyes on Carrie Lam: decisive Hong Kong polls outcome demands ‘drastic response, not piecemeal fence-mending’
Emigration inquiries spike as unending protests drive more families to consider quitting Hong Kong

Malaysia, Australia, Canada and Britain are top choices among those seeking help to move since protests began.

23 Nov 2019 - 8:28AM

Malaysia, Australia, Canada and Britain are top choices among those seeking help to move since protests began.

Emigration inquiries spike as unending protests drive more families to consider quitting Hong Kong
Amid protest closures, use of Hong Kong’s MTR network is down by a quarter

Airport Express line records biggest drop in customers, its figures for the month down 43 per cent year on year.

21 Nov 2019 - 11:37PM

Airport Express line records biggest drop in customers, its figures for the month down 43 per cent year on year.

Amid protest closures, use of Hong Kong’s MTR network is down by a quarter