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 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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

New green engines for Hong Kong’s iconic red taxis could give beleaguered industry a makeover

Inchcape, sole agent for the new vehicles, urges government to give operators more incentives to upgrade.

7 Feb 2019 - 9:30PM
New green engines for Hong Kong’s iconic red taxis could give beleaguered industry a makeover

Inchcape, sole agent for the new vehicles, urges government to give operators more incentives to upgrade.

What does missing document scandal mean for future of Hong Kong’s HK$97.1 billion Sha Tin-Central rail link?

Unauthorised changes and missing inspection forms raise further concerns over safety at line’s Hung Hom station.

1 Feb 2019 - 7:08PM
What does missing document scandal mean for future of Hong Kong’s HK$97.1 billion Sha Tin-Central rail link?

Unauthorised changes and missing inspection forms raise further concerns over safety at line’s Hung Hom station.

Scandal deepens over missing documents related to shoddy work allegations at Hong Kong’s costliest railway project

News comes day after officials revealed 40 per cent of documents certifying work on two approach tunnels had gone missing.

31 Jan 2019 - 11:30PM
Scandal deepens over missing documents related to shoddy work allegations at Hong Kong’s costliest railway project

News comes day after officials revealed 40 per cent of documents certifying work on two approach tunnels had gone missing.

Sha Tin-Central link faces further delay after missing documents raise safety concerns at beleaguered Hung Hom station

Government reveals 40 per cent of documents certifying work at two approach tunnels and stabling sidings at Hung Hom station are missing, adding to woes surrounding Sha Tin-Central link.

31 Jan 2019 - 2:41PM
Sha Tin-Central link faces further delay after missing documents raise safety concerns at beleaguered Hung Hom station

Government reveals 40 per cent of documents certifying work at two approach tunnels and stabling sidings at Hung Hom station are missing, adding to woes surrounding Sha Tin-Central link.

Police examination of reinforcement bars at scandal-hit Hung Hom MTR station shows no sign of defects

Findings, which were released on the last day of inquest hearings into shoddy work, were at odds with the MTR Corp’s own ultrasound readings. The commission of inquiry’s counsel said that, despite isolated incidents of rebar cutting, the station structure is safe.

30 Jan 2019 - 10:32AM
Police examination of reinforcement bars at scandal-hit Hung Hom MTR station shows no sign of defects

Findings, which were released on the last day of inquest hearings into shoddy work, were at odds with the MTR Corp’s own ultrasound readings. The commission of inquiry’s counsel said that, despite isolated incidents of rebar cutting, the station structure is safe.

Government warns MTR Corp and Leighton Contractors against altering safety standards in Hung Hom station platform case

Counsel for government, in final submissions for inquiry, says such a move would be unacceptable and would amount to rewriting the contract. Richard Khaw, SC, also accused Leighton of ‘corporate arrogance’ and said both parties abrogated their responsibilities.

28 Jan 2019 - 11:50PM
Government warns MTR Corp and Leighton Contractors against altering safety standards in Hung Hom station platform case

Counsel for government, in final submissions for inquiry, says such a move would be unacceptable and would amount to rewriting the contract. Richard Khaw, SC, also accused Leighton of ‘corporate arrogance’ and said both parties abrogated their responsibilities.

Hong Kong opens US$3.8 million e-sports complex amid hopes industry will boost economy

Trio behind new facility say e-sports industry, predicted to be worth US$1 billion by 2021, could create jobs for young people and boost economy.

28 Jan 2019 - 10:11PM
Hong Kong opens US$3.8 million e-sports complex amid hopes industry will boost economy

Trio behind new facility say e-sports industry, predicted to be worth US$1 billion by 2021, could create jobs for young people and boost economy.

First hybrid Toyota taxis hit Hong Kong roads, but wider use will need incentives, industry says

New model will cut emissions by half and has wheelchair access, but operators say maintenance cost is high and therefore fares must rise.

26 Jan 2019 - 6:47AM
First hybrid Toyota taxis hit Hong Kong roads, but wider use will need incentives, industry says

New model will cut emissions by half and has wheelchair access, but operators say maintenance cost is high and therefore fares must rise.

More trains for Lunar New Year holiday on high-speed Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, says MTR Corporation

A total of 190 trains to and from Hong Kong West Kowloon station will run from January 31 to February 11.

25 Jan 2019 - 11:37AM
More trains for Lunar New Year holiday on high-speed Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, says MTR Corporation

A total of 190 trains to and from Hong Kong West Kowloon station will run from January 31 to February 11.

Hong Kong’s ailing Ocean Park launches lucky draws worth HK$13 million in total in run-up to opening of Marriott hotel on site

Theme park’s ‘Frenzy Instant Win’ will feature more than 500,000 prizes ahead of the February 19 grand opening of a 471-room Marriott hotel. The attraction has struggled, recording losses of HK$236.5 million in last financial year.

25 Jan 2019 - 1:25AM
Hong Kong’s ailing Ocean Park launches lucky draws worth HK$13 million in total in run-up to opening of Marriott hotel on site

Theme park’s ‘Frenzy Instant Win’ will feature more than 500,000 prizes ahead of the February 19 grand opening of a 471-room Marriott hotel. The attraction has struggled, recording losses of HK$236.5 million in last financial year.

Hong Kong engineers split over conclusion rail platforms at centre of MTR construction scandal are safe

Institution of Engineers believes expert testimony supports position that station is structurally sound, but small group of members disagrees and wants an apology for move it says damages profession’s reputation.

24 Jan 2019 - 1:30PM
Hong Kong engineers split over conclusion rail platforms at centre of MTR construction scandal are safe

Institution of Engineers believes expert testimony supports position that station is structurally sound, but small group of members disagrees and wants an apology for move it says damages profession’s reputation.

Cross-harbour tunnel tolls plan stalls as Hong Kong government makes face-saving U-turn

Minister says plan itself will not be ditched, adding he will ramp up lobbying in coming months.

22 Jan 2019 - 11:28PM
Cross-harbour tunnel tolls plan stalls as Hong Kong government makes face-saving U-turn

Minister says plan itself will not be ditched, adding he will ramp up lobbying in coming months.

Hong Kong’s Central-Wan Chai Bypass opens to traffic – but industry observers warn the real test comes on Monday

Early bird motorists include transport workers’ union member, who intends to gauge if traffic signs are effective and provide feedback.

22 Jan 2019 - 1:13PM
Hong Kong’s Central-Wan Chai Bypass opens to traffic – but industry observers warn the real test comes on Monday

Early bird motorists include transport workers’ union member, who intends to gauge if traffic signs are effective and provide feedback.

Hong Kong’s Hung Hom station is safe and building must go on, award-winning engineer Mike Glover tells inquiry into scandal

‘Every day you are denying society an asset that it can use. Why?’ Arup fellow says.

18 Jan 2019 - 8:37AM
Hong Kong’s Hung Hom station is safe and building must go on, award-winning engineer Mike Glover tells inquiry into scandal

‘Every day you are denying society an asset that it can use. Why?’ Arup fellow says.

Hung Hom station remains safe despite defective platform steel bars, engineering expert says

Chartered civil engineer Nick Southward tells inquiry that structural safety not threatened, but HKU professor says otherwise.

17 Jan 2019 - 7:03AM
Hung Hom station remains safe despite defective platform steel bars, engineering expert says

Chartered civil engineer Nick Southward tells inquiry that structural safety not threatened, but HKU professor says otherwise.

Results of tests into strength of bars underneath scandal-hit station’s platform untrustworthy, engineering experts tell inquiry

Engineers from University of Hong Kong question reliability of tests performed by supplier of bars and couplers underneath platform at Hung Hom station, and call results untrustworthy.

16 Jan 2019 - 12:00AM
Results of tests into strength of bars underneath scandal-hit station’s platform untrustworthy, engineering experts tell inquiry

Engineers from University of Hong Kong question reliability of tests performed by supplier of bars and couplers underneath platform at Hung Hom station, and call results untrustworthy.

Upgrade us to deal with Uber war and bad image: taxi industry to Hong Kong government on premium franchise trials

Draft bill on premium scheme to be introduced in Legco before summer recess, but industry also wants in on plan as it fears more competition.

15 Jan 2019 - 2:46PM
Upgrade us to deal with Uber war and bad image: taxi industry to Hong Kong government on premium franchise trials

Draft bill on premium scheme to be introduced in Legco before summer recess, but industry also wants in on plan as it fears more competition.

More defective construction work found at scandal-hit Hong Kong station as engineering expert expresses fears over its safety

Engineering expert urges government to consider further investigation as rate of substandard installation reaches 40 per cent.

14 Jan 2019 - 11:17PM
More defective construction work found at scandal-hit Hong Kong station as engineering expert expresses fears over its safety

Engineering expert urges government to consider further investigation as rate of substandard installation reaches 40 per cent.

Defective work uncovered at second platform at Hung Hom station, bringing rate of substandard re-bars on Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central Link to 40 per cent

Three samples found defective on the north-south platform and two on the east-west at the Sha Tin-Central Link station, prompting warnings one platform may have to be torn up.

11 Jan 2019 - 10:25PM
Defective work uncovered at second platform at Hung Hom station, bringing rate of substandard re-bars on Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central Link to 40 per cent

Three samples found defective on the north-south platform and two on the east-west at the Sha Tin-Central Link station, prompting warnings one platform may have to be torn up.

Hong Kong’s bus drivers given 1,000 warnings about speeding in past six months, but union claims faulty detection system is to blame

But employee union says new GPS detection system is faulty, and even if drivers were speeding, the bus operator is to blame.

11 Jan 2019 - 9:04AM
Hong Kong’s bus drivers given 1,000 warnings about speeding in past six months, but union claims faulty detection system is to blame

But employee union says new GPS detection system is faulty, and even if drivers were speeding, the bus operator is to blame.

MTR Corp faces need to dismantle entire platform at scandal-hit Hung Hom station after six more faulty steel bars found

Substandard rate of 22 of 52 bars found faulty is 42 per cent, with lawmaker and former rail boss Michael Tien saying it has crossed limit.

10 Jan 2019 - 1:10PM
MTR Corp faces need to dismantle entire platform at scandal-hit Hung Hom station after six more faulty steel bars found

Substandard rate of 22 of 52 bars found faulty is 42 per cent, with lawmaker and former rail boss Michael Tien saying it has crossed limit.

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