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.

Latest from Cannix Yau

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
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