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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Overseas experts to be roped in on investigation into Hong Kong MTR derailment case

Chairman dismisses conspiracy theory of incident being an inside job.

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Chairman dismisses conspiracy theory of incident being an inside job.

Overseas experts to be roped in on investigation into Hong Kong MTR derailment case
Hong Kong protests: MTR chairman Rex Auyeung denies bowing to pressure from Beijing and says challenges he faces are ‘unprecedented’

Beleaguered rail operator has found itself the target of increasingly violent action by protesters in recent weeks, suffering vandalism to its stations and disruption to its network.

5 hours ago

Beleaguered rail operator has found itself the target of increasingly violent action by protesters in recent weeks, suffering vandalism to its stations and disruption to its network.

Hong Kong protests: MTR chairman Rex Auyeung denies bowing to pressure from Beijing and says challenges he faces are ‘unprecedented’
Was Hong Kong train accident sabotage? Government to investigate whether East Rail line derailment was caused by disgruntled MTR employees

Source says officials are not ruling out possibility a member of staff was behind accident that put five people in hospital and endangered the lives of hundreds, as fourth crack on track near Hung Hom station emerges.

19 Sep 2019 - 8:48AM

Source says officials are not ruling out possibility a member of staff was behind accident that put five people in hospital and endangered the lives of hundreds, as fourth crack on track near Hung Hom station emerges.

Was Hong Kong train accident sabotage? Government to investigate whether East Rail line derailment was caused by disgruntled MTR employees
Hong Kong in frame for return as ‘Hollywood of the Far East’ with mainland Chinese officials looking at cutting red tape for city filmmakers

Senior industry figures speaking to film authorities about reducing barriers to southern China market, with aim to revitalise Hong Kong cinema.

17 Sep 2019 - 1:09PM

Senior industry figures speaking to film authorities about reducing barriers to southern China market, with aim to revitalise Hong Kong cinema.

Hong Kong in frame for return as ‘Hollywood of the Far East’ with mainland Chinese officials looking at cutting red tape for city filmmakers
Can surprise hits and cash boosts revive Hong Kong’s faded film industry?

Decades on from the local industry’s heyday, small films by debut directors have won attention at home and abroad. With government funding set to get a boost, some see a glimmer of hope for the once-proud local scene.

17 Sep 2019 - 12:09PM

Decades on from the local industry’s heyday, small films by debut directors have won attention at home and abroad. With government funding set to get a boost, some see a glimmer of hope for the once-proud local scene.

Can surprise hits and cash boosts revive Hong Kong’s faded film industry?
Hong Kong MTR workers scrambling to restore East Rail line services after derailment, while authorities vow thorough investigations

Eight injured when three carriages come off the track near Hung Hom station during morning commute.

18 Sep 2019 - 12:08AM

Eight injured when three carriages come off the track near Hung Hom station during morning commute.

Hong Kong MTR workers scrambling to restore East Rail line services after derailment, while authorities vow thorough investigations
MTR Corporation to cancel overnight train services during Hong Kong’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations over fears of protest violence

Rail operator likely to extend service hours rather than offering overnight trains, as it usually does four times a year during holidays. Gatherings of large crowds during Mid-Autumn Festival have raised fears of repeat of violence that has shut stations in recent weeks.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:18PM

Rail operator likely to extend service hours rather than offering overnight trains, as it usually does four times a year during holidays. Gatherings of large crowds during Mid-Autumn Festival have raised fears of repeat of violence that has shut stations in recent weeks.

MTR Corporation to cancel overnight train services during Hong Kong’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations over fears of protest violence
Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp finally releases images of station clashes in yet another bid to end rumours that 3 protesters died in tussle with police

Rail operator also provides timeline of events to quash online rumours that three died in tussle with police.

11 Sep 2019 - 2:58PM

Rail operator also provides timeline of events to quash online rumours that three died in tussle with police.

Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp finally releases images of station clashes in yet another bid to end rumours that 3 protesters died in tussle with police
Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired on Nathan Road as demonstrations force closure of multiple MTR stations, including Prince Edward, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei

Tear gas and street violence after crowds gather outside Prince Edward MTR demanding release of CCTV footage showing police action on train from August 31.

7 Sep 2019 - 1:12PM

Tear gas and street violence after crowds gather outside Prince Edward MTR demanding release of CCTV footage showing police action on train from August 31.

Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired on Nathan Road as demonstrations force closure of multiple MTR stations, including Prince Edward, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei
Hong Kong school boycott continues as hundreds turn out in support and call on Carrie Lam to meet all demands made by anti-government protesters

Students and alumni gather in Kowloon Tong, Tai Po and on Hong Kong Island to support action, and call on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet all the demands made by anti-government protesters.

6 Sep 2019 - 5:07PM

Students and alumni gather in Kowloon Tong, Tai Po and on Hong Kong Island to support action, and call on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet all the demands made by anti-government protesters.

Hong Kong school boycott continues as hundreds turn out in support and call on Carrie Lam to meet all demands made by anti-government protesters
MTR Corporation workers’ unions appeal to Hong Kong government for extra police protection from protesters

Hong Kong Federation of Railway Trade Unions makes urgent appeal after off-duty supervisor at Po Lam station was attacked by protesters.

5 Sep 2019 - 11:37PM

Hong Kong Federation of Railway Trade Unions makes urgent appeal after off-duty supervisor at Po Lam station was attacked by protesters.

MTR Corporation workers’ unions appeal to Hong Kong government for extra police protection from protesters
Hong Kong officials offer firms caught in US-China trade war and city protests fast tracked access to government funds worth up to HK$35 billion

City’s economy bosses say funding measures worth up to HK$35 billion designed to help small and medium-sized companies ‘ride out storm’.

5 Sep 2019 - 12:23AM

City’s economy bosses say funding measures worth up to HK$35 billion designed to help small and medium-sized companies ‘ride out storm’.

Hong Kong officials offer firms caught in US-China trade war and city protests fast tracked access to government funds worth up to HK$35 billion
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation pays heavy price for protesters’ wrath with damage estimate at HK$50 million

Radical protesters now see MTR Corp as enemy in league with the government and police – and costly destruction has followed.

4 Sep 2019 - 4:43PM

Radical protesters now see MTR Corp as enemy in league with the government and police – and costly destruction has followed.

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation pays heavy price for protesters’ wrath with damage estimate at HK$50 million
Hong Kong security chief John Lee praises police for railway station actions during night of protest mayhem

Police took into consideration the overall circumstances, evidence and intelligence they had gathered before taking action, John Lee said.

3 Sep 2019 - 10:25AM

Police took into consideration the overall circumstances, evidence and intelligence they had gathered before taking action, John Lee said.

Hong Kong security chief John Lee praises police for railway station actions during night of protest mayhem
Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung promises stern punishment for teachers who encourage bullying of Hong Kong police officers’ children

Warning comes as police association appeals for more support for children of local officers as the new school year begins.

30 Aug 2019 - 5:28AM

Warning comes as police association appeals for more support for children of local officers as the new school year begins.

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung promises stern punishment for teachers who encourage bullying of Hong Kong police officers’ children
Hong Kong protests: MTR service suspensions for weekend demonstrations slated by passenger group

MTR Corporation’s decision to shut down part of network ahead of weekend protests sparks controversy.

26 Aug 2019 - 10:42PM

MTR Corporation’s decision to shut down part of network ahead of weekend protests sparks controversy.

Hong Kong protests: MTR service suspensions for weekend demonstrations slated by passenger group
MTR Corporation wins injunction to keep Hong Kong protesters off railway property after protests at stations this week

Injunction would be similar to one obtained by Airport Authority last week; rail operator admits that protests are getting out of hand. Chinese state media have launched scathing attack on MTR Corp, accusing it of facilitating escape of protesters by laying on free trains to clear stations.

23 Aug 2019 - 11:41PM

Injunction would be similar to one obtained by Airport Authority last week; rail operator admits that protests are getting out of hand. Chinese state media have launched scathing attack on MTR Corp, accusing it of facilitating escape of protesters by laying on free trains to clear stations.

MTR Corporation wins injunction to keep Hong Kong protesters off railway property after protests at stations this week
Hong Kong railway firm MTR Corporation bows to Beijing pressure over anti-government protests

MTR Corporation announces it will shut stations without notice in case of violence after taking flak from state-owned media over perceived softly-softly approach.

23 Aug 2019 - 8:39AM

MTR Corporation announces it will shut stations without notice in case of violence after taking flak from state-owned media over perceived softly-softly approach.

Hong Kong railway firm MTR Corporation bows to Beijing pressure over anti-government protests
Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

22 Aug 2019 - 7:34PM

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations
Frontline MTR staff bear the brunt as Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters target railway network to vent anger against administration

Passengers harassed without reason and frontline staff on receiving end of abuse from all sides, say rail union leaders.

19 Aug 2019 - 11:07AM

Passengers harassed without reason and frontline staff on receiving end of abuse from all sides, say rail union leaders.

Frontline MTR staff bear the brunt as Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters target railway network to vent anger against administration
Businesses welcome Hong Kong government relief measures to help ride out economic downturn but retail sector and tenants of private landlords feel left out

Many businesses will benefit from fees and charges being waived for one year, while others will get rent cuts for six months. Retailers say measures don’t do enough to address their plight.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:53PM

Many businesses will benefit from fees and charges being waived for one year, while others will get rent cuts for six months. Retailers say measures don’t do enough to address their plight.

Businesses welcome Hong Kong government relief measures to help ride out economic downturn but retail sector and tenants of private landlords feel left out
MTR disrupted yet again with train on Hong Kong’s Island line halted after emergency door is opened mid-service and passengers step onto tracks

Incident occurs when train is stalled by power supply problems between Chai Wan and Heng Fa Chuen stations. Rail operator warns of dangers after passenger pushes open emergency door on end carriage and several passengers step down onto tracks.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:45PM

Incident occurs when train is stalled by power supply problems between Chai Wan and Heng Fa Chuen stations. Rail operator warns of dangers after passenger pushes open emergency door on end carriage and several passengers step down onto tracks.

MTR disrupted yet again with train on Hong Kong’s Island line halted after emergency door is opened mid-service and passengers step onto tracks
Aviation industry expected to suffer losses of more than US$76 million after protests at Hong Kong International Airport ground flights for two days

Some 180 flights were cancelled on Monday and 400 on Tuesday after protesters occupied terminals. Analysts say further protests at airport will have ‘exponential’ economic impact.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:51AM

Some 180 flights were cancelled on Monday and 400 on Tuesday after protesters occupied terminals. Analysts say further protests at airport will have ‘exponential’ economic impact.

Aviation industry expected to suffer losses of more than US$76 million after protests at Hong Kong International Airport ground flights for two days
Rail management meet senior Hong Kong police figures for discussions of officers’ actions in two MTR stations on Sunday night

Unions say MTR bosses discussed force’s controversial actions with police management and how staff and passenger safety might be ensured. Police are under fire for deploying tear gas inside Kwai Fong station and for charging at protesters on moving escalator at Tai Koo station.

13 Aug 2019 - 5:18PM

Unions say MTR bosses discussed force’s controversial actions with police management and how staff and passenger safety might be ensured. Police are under fire for deploying tear gas inside Kwai Fong station and for charging at protesters on moving escalator at Tai Koo station.

Rail management meet senior Hong Kong police figures for discussions of officers’ actions in two MTR stations on Sunday night
Hong Kong protests: billionaire businessman Peter Woo pleads with Hongkongers to stop the violence, warns of terrorism threat as tensions escalate

All sides must act now to end aggression blighting city, says billionaire businessman Peter Woo, who urges protesters to ‘quit while they are ahead’.

17 Aug 2019 - 8:28PM

All sides must act now to end aggression blighting city, says billionaire businessman Peter Woo, who urges protesters to ‘quit while they are ahead’.

Hong Kong protests: billionaire businessman Peter Woo pleads with Hongkongers to stop the violence, warns of terrorism threat as tensions escalate
Majority of Filipino domestic helpers won’t consider leaving Hong Kong because of recent anti-government protests, poll finds

Survey shows 97 per cent of those polled would not consider leaving or going back to the Philippines despite a potential government ban.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:47PM

Survey shows 97 per cent of those polled would not consider leaving or going back to the Philippines despite a potential government ban.

Majority of Filipino domestic helpers won’t consider leaving Hong Kong because of recent anti-government protests, poll finds
MTR Corp’s management failings see it take a 26 per cent beating as Hong Kong rail operator’s profits slump to HK$3.4 billion

Cost of scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central link likely to balloon to almost HK$100 billion, and rail operator says challenges lie ahead with social unrest to continue.

9 Aug 2019 - 1:37AM

Cost of scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central link likely to balloon to almost HK$100 billion, and rail operator says challenges lie ahead with social unrest to continue.

MTR Corp’s management failings see it take a 26 per cent beating as Hong Kong rail operator’s profits slump to HK$3.4 billion
Help Hong Kong’s small traders weather political storm, government urged, as anger and clashes over extradition bill protests rumble on

Trade leader says shops and restaurants had their takings cut in half during Monday’s strike and later clashes. He says he urged the finance chief to help business owners weather the storm.

7 Aug 2019 - 11:16AM

Trade leader says shops and restaurants had their takings cut in half during Monday’s strike and later clashes. He says he urged the finance chief to help business owners weather the storm.

Help Hong Kong’s small traders weather political storm, government urged, as anger and clashes over extradition bill protests rumble on
Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns that anti-government protests – paired with US-China trade war – could plunge Hong Kong’s economy into recession

Estimates of losses from Monday’s protests range from HK$300 million to HK$2.6 billion. One economist was blunt: ‘breaking someone’s rice bowl is unforgivable’.

6 Aug 2019 - 2:04AM

Estimates of losses from Monday’s protests range from HK$300 million to HK$2.6 billion. One economist was blunt: ‘breaking someone’s rice bowl is unforgivable’.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns that anti-government protests – paired with US-China trade war – could plunge Hong Kong’s economy into recession
Hong Kong prepares for transport nightmare and massive flight cancellations as citywide strike against extradition bill crisis targets MTR, airport and roads

Organisers intend to prevent passengers from reaching work in crucial business districts such as Central, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok.

5 Aug 2019 - 7:26AM

Organisers intend to prevent passengers from reaching work in crucial business districts such as Central, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok.

Hong Kong prepares for transport nightmare and massive flight cancellations as citywide strike against extradition bill crisis targets MTR, airport and roads