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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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
Hong Kong lawmakers accuse transport officials of being soft on taxi industry but tough on ride-hailing firms like Uber

Taxi industry seeks fare increases of up to 25 per cent, while government proposes doubling fines for illegal ride-hailing drivers.

16 Mar 2019 - 2:00PM

Taxi industry seeks fare increases of up to 25 per cent, while government proposes doubling fines for illegal ride-hailing drivers.

Hong Kong lawmakers accuse transport officials of being soft on  taxi industry but tough on ride-hailing firms like Uber
Hong Kong’s MTR Corp under fire for post-retirement plan that ‘makes senior staff feel like cheap labour’

Embattled rail operator confirms one-year trial scheme for retired supervisors to be ‘re-engaged as frontline staff’.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:06AM

Embattled rail operator confirms one-year trial scheme for retired supervisors to be ‘re-engaged as frontline staff’.

Hong Kong’s MTR Corp under fire for post-retirement plan that ‘makes senior staff feel like cheap labour’
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation says 2018 profit up 7.1 per cent to HK$11.26 billion, as company reveals new CEO

Rail operator announces latest figure after management crisis over construction scandals.

8 Mar 2019 - 11:42AM

Rail operator announces latest figure after management crisis over construction scandals.

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation says 2018 profit up 7.1 per cent to HK$11.26 billion, as company reveals new CEO
Alliance of Hong Kong taxi operators preparing to go head to head with Uber, as it announces new ride-hailing app

The Hong Kong Taxi Council says 1,000 drivers have so far signed up for the platform, which will go live in the coming months. The news comes a day after a taxi firm pulled out of a planned collaboration with Uber, reportedly after a backlash from the taxi industry.

6 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM

The Hong Kong Taxi Council says 1,000 drivers have so far signed up for the platform, which will go live in the coming months. The news comes a day after a taxi firm pulled out of a planned collaboration with Uber, reportedly after a backlash from the taxi industry.

Alliance of Hong Kong taxi operators preparing to go head to head with Uber, as it announces new ride-hailing app
Hong Kong taxi firm owner scraps partnership with Uber after ‘threats to family’s safety and potential insurance boycott’

Owner of Tin Shing Motors absent from scheduled launch event after being labelled ‘traitor to industry’.

5 Mar 2019 - 10:54PM

Owner of Tin Shing Motors absent from scheduled launch event after being labelled ‘traitor to industry’.

Hong Kong taxi firm owner scraps partnership with Uber after ‘threats to family’s safety and potential insurance boycott’
Uber partnership with Hong Kong taxi firm Tin Shing Motors could stall as owner branded ‘traitor to the industry’

Owner of Tin Shing Motors Edward Lau unsure whether to partner with online ride-hailing service to launch new service Uber Flash after 38 taxi groups denounce plan and brand him a ‘traitor to the industry’.

4 Mar 2019 - 10:53PM

Owner of Tin Shing Motors Edward Lau unsure whether to partner with online ride-hailing service to launch new service Uber Flash after 38 taxi groups denounce plan and brand him a ‘traitor to the industry’.

Uber partnership with Hong Kong taxi firm Tin Shing Motors could stall as owner branded ‘traitor to the industry’
Proposal to revamp Hong Kong’s cross-harbour tunnel tolls will have to be shelved until 2023 if Legco does not give the green light, transport minister says

Non-binding motion will go before Legislative Council on March 27 for the unpopular measure, which lawmakers across the political spectrum have opposed.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM

Non-binding motion will go before Legislative Council on March 27 for the unpopular measure, which lawmakers across the political spectrum have opposed.

Proposal to revamp Hong Kong’s cross-harbour tunnel tolls will have to be shelved until 2023 if Legco does not give the green light, transport minister says
Free exchange of data and bio samples will boost Hong Kong’s innovation sector, Science Park CEO says

Albert Wong such an exchange would lure ‘world-renowned tech talents, firms and institutes’ to the city but obstacles remain.

1 Mar 2019 - 7:00AM

Albert Wong such an exchange would lure ‘world-renowned tech talents, firms and institutes’ to the city but obstacles remain.

Free exchange of data and bio samples will boost Hong Kong’s innovation sector, Science Park CEO says
Cross-harbour tunnel toll plan to return to Hong Kong’s legislature, though lawmakers remain unconvinced

Transport minister Frank Chan Fan and team of officials have been lobbying hard but lawmakers across political spectrum fear losing support in district council elections if they back unpopular plan to raise tolls to ease congestion.

1 Mar 2019 - 12:13AM

Transport minister Frank Chan Fan and team of officials have been lobbying hard but lawmakers across political spectrum fear losing support in district council elections if they back unpopular plan to raise tolls to ease congestion.

Cross-harbour tunnel toll plan to return to Hong Kong’s legislature, though lawmakers remain unconvinced
Hong Kong to spend HK$45 billion grooming the next leaders of technology and boosting innovation

Education funding is among a host of initiatives to boost the city’s innovation and technology sector – and its dream of becoming a global tech hub.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:33PM

Education funding is among a host of initiatives to boost the city’s innovation and technology sector – and its dream of becoming a global tech hub.

Hong Kong to spend HK$45 billion grooming the next leaders of technology and boosting innovation
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge shuttle service Golden Bus bets big on China’s Greater Bay Area blueprint

Golden Bus, the only cross-border shuttle service on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, is averaging 50,000 passengers per day and expects profits in three years.

26 Feb 2019 - 9:35AM

Golden Bus, the only cross-border shuttle service on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, is averaging 50,000 passengers per day and expects profits in three years.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge shuttle service Golden Bus bets big on China’s Greater Bay Area blueprint
Smooth start for Hong Kong’s fully opened Central-Wan Chai Bypass on first working day, with minor jams at tunnel entrance

Taxi drivers report increase in business as commuters opt for shorter journey times on the road over crowded MTR.

25 Feb 2019 - 8:16PM

Taxi drivers report increase in business as commuters opt for shorter journey times on the road over crowded MTR.

Smooth start for Hong Kong’s fully opened Central-Wan Chai Bypass on first working day, with minor jams at tunnel entrance
Set up drug test centres for medical data exchange near Hong Kong to develop city’s biotech sector, industry leader says

Scientist Albert Yu says move is in line with Beijing’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ ambition. Such facilities can’t be located in city itself because of administrative differences under ‘one country, two systems’.

23 Feb 2019 - 11:27PM

Scientist Albert Yu says move is in line with Beijing’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ ambition. Such facilities can’t be located in city itself because of administrative differences under ‘one country, two systems’.

Set up drug test centres for medical data exchange near Hong Kong to develop city’s biotech sector, industry leader says
Hong Kong’s Highways Department sets up task force to investigate snapped cable on Shenzhen Bay Bridge

Experts say rusting issues thought to be behind broken cable should have been spotted during routine checks.

22 Feb 2019 - 4:50PM

Experts say rusting issues thought to be behind broken cable should have been spotted during routine checks.

Hong Kong’s Highways Department sets up task force to investigate snapped cable on Shenzhen Bay Bridge
Hong Kong’s elite sports clubs keep cheap rental deals for now as government remains undecided on charging land premium to renew leases

Home Affairs Bureau reveals results of a public consultation on private recreational leases, which cover 27 facilities held by 24 private sports clubs.

21 Feb 2019 - 12:21PM

Home Affairs Bureau reveals results of a public consultation on private recreational leases, which cover 27 facilities held by 24 private sports clubs.

Hong Kong’s elite sports clubs keep cheap rental deals for now as government remains undecided on charging land premium to renew leases
All-in-one ticketing arrangements for air, sea and land transport to launch under ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan, securing Hong Kong’s aviation hub status

Memorandum signed between city and Beijing under bid to expand intermodal transport as part of development master plan. Scope of cross-boundary helicopter services also expected to be widened for high-end travel.

19 Feb 2019 - 11:29PM

Memorandum signed between city and Beijing under bid to expand intermodal transport as part of development master plan. Scope of cross-boundary helicopter services also expected to be widened for high-end travel.

All-in-one ticketing arrangements for air, sea and land transport to launch under ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan, securing Hong Kong’s aviation hub status
MTR Corporation orders contractors to dig up paperwork at every site along Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central rail link after missing forms scandal

Another contractor of work along troubled Sha Tin-Central link says Leighton’s case of missing RISC forms is ‘outrageous’, while a whistle-blower casts doubt on MTR’s claims that it did not receive papers.

17 Feb 2019 - 11:18PM

Another contractor of work along troubled Sha Tin-Central link says Leighton’s case of missing RISC forms is ‘outrageous’, while a whistle-blower casts doubt on MTR’s claims that it did not receive papers.

MTR Corporation orders contractors to dig up paperwork at every site along Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central rail link after missing forms scandal
Snapped cable on cross-border Shenzhen Bay Bridge results in closure of two lanes but Hong Kong’s highways chief says there are no structural safety issues

Highways chief Jimmy Chan called the incident ‘unusual’ but said structural safety would not be affected.

17 Feb 2019 - 12:46AM

Highways chief Jimmy Chan called the incident ‘unusual’ but said structural safety would not be affected.

Snapped cable on cross-border Shenzhen Bay Bridge results in closure of two lanes but Hong Kong’s highways chief says there are no structural safety issues
Forms were submitted late for work on mega bridge because of rush to meet schedule, Highways Department chief says

The matter could have been handled better, Director of Highways Jimmy Chan admitted at a Legco transport panel meeting.

18 Feb 2019 - 10:11AM

The matter could have been handled better, Director of Highways Jimmy Chan admitted at a Legco transport panel meeting.

Forms were submitted late for work on mega bridge because of rush to meet schedule, Highways Department chief says
Hong Kong’s Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme: who benefits from it and how to claim your subsidy

The scheme is open to all public transport users, provided they clock up more than HK$400 in fares each month.

15 Feb 2019 - 12:16PM

The scheme is open to all public transport users, provided they clock up more than HK$400 in fares each month.

Hong Kong’s Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme: who benefits from it and how to claim your subsidy
Arrival of mainland Chinese tourists brings hope to struggling Hong Kong border mall The Boxes

After enduring a quiet year, shop owners have started to feel some momentum as tour guides started bringing visitors to the San Tin complex.

12 Feb 2019 - 5:59PM

After enduring a quiet year, shop owners have started to feel some momentum as tour guides started bringing visitors to the San Tin complex.

Arrival of mainland Chinese tourists brings hope to struggling Hong Kong border mall The Boxes
Government urged to explain how firm got go-ahead for work on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge despite failing to submit 10,000 safety inspection documents

China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) was contracted to build HK$8.88 billion link road for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, but two years after work was finished it still had not handed in paperwork.

11 Feb 2019 - 11:29PM

China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) was contracted to build HK$8.88 billion link road for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, but two years after work was finished it still had not handed in paperwork.

Government urged to explain how firm got go-ahead for work on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge despite failing to submit 10,000 safety inspection documents