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

Building relationships: how Hong Kong women overcome myths and prejudice to succeed as engineers in the male-dominated world of construction

Female professionals still make up only 8 per cent of Hong Kong’s engineers but diversity drives in some big firms are increasing this number.

13 Jul 2019 - 3:10PM

Female professionals still make up only 8 per cent of Hong Kong’s engineers but diversity drives in some big firms are increasing this number.

Building relationships: how Hong Kong women overcome myths and prejudice to succeed as engineers in the male-dominated world of construction
Why Hong Kong’s MPF pension scheme is failing to provide citizens with proper retirement protection

Calls for reform of the MPF have been mounting, with severe criticism of its administrative complexity, rigidness, unfair ‘offsetting’ mechanism and failure to provide adequate retirement protection for Hongkongers.

10 Jul 2019 - 11:16AM

Calls for reform of the MPF have been mounting, with severe criticism of its administrative complexity, rigidness, unfair ‘offsetting’ mechanism and failure to provide adequate retirement protection for Hongkongers.

Why Hong Kong’s MPF pension scheme is failing to provide citizens with proper retirement protection
HKTaxi partners with Octopus on electronic payment system in bid for edge in Hong Kong’s hectic ride-hailing sector

Passengers who book a ride through the HKTaxi app can now pay with an Octopus card or O! ePay, the company’s payment app.

2 Jul 2019 - 8:30PM

Passengers who book a ride through the HKTaxi app can now pay with an Octopus card or O! ePay, the company’s payment app.

HKTaxi partners with Octopus on electronic payment system in bid for edge in Hong Kong’s hectic ride-hailing sector
Congestion charges for Hong Kong motorists only way to solve Central gridlock and make area more welcoming for pedestrians, concern group says

Markus Shaw of Walk DVRC says private car owners should not use area’s streets for free, making them intolerable for pedestrians.

2 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

Markus Shaw of Walk DVRC says private car owners should not use area’s streets for free, making them intolerable for pedestrians.

Congestion charges for Hong Kong motorists only way to solve Central gridlock and make area more welcoming for pedestrians, concern group says
Hong Kong’s legislature stormed but police take little action in what analysts say is attempt to win back public support after outcry over crackdown on extradition bill protesters

Police sources say the force did not take any clearance action while the annual July 1 march was still going on to avoid affecting the majority who protested peacefully.

2 Jul 2019 - 10:23AM

Police sources say the force did not take any clearance action while the annual July 1 march was still going on to avoid affecting the majority who protested peacefully.

Hong Kong’s legislature stormed but police take little action in what analysts say is attempt to win back public support after outcry over crackdown on extradition bill protesters
Hong Kong bus giant KMB announces 4.8 per cent pay rise for staff, but workers’ union slams move as far from demands, threatening protests

Company says new drivers could take home HK$18,867 or HK$24,500 monthly, factoring in year-end bonus, but KMB Employees Union accuses operator of negotiating only with workers’ groups it has close ties to.

28 Jun 2019 - 7:42PM

Company says new drivers could take home HK$18,867 or HK$24,500 monthly, factoring in year-end bonus, but KMB Employees Union accuses operator of negotiating only with workers’ groups it has close ties to.

Hong Kong bus giant KMB announces 4.8 per cent pay rise for staff, but workers’ union slams move as far from demands, threatening protests
MTR Corporation to spend six to nine months bolstering Hung Hom station structures, with section of Sha Tin-Central link set to open by end of 2020, says lawmaker

Former rail sector executive Michael Tien says MTR Corp should have report into structural issues ready next month.

27 Jun 2019 - 10:02PM

Former rail sector executive Michael Tien says MTR Corp should have report into structural issues ready next month.

MTR Corporation to spend six to nine months bolstering Hung Hom station structures, with section of Sha Tin-Central link set to open by end of 2020, says lawmaker
No regrets, except for subpar work of those involved in Sha Tin-Central link scandal, outgoing Hong Kong MTR chairman Frederick Ma says

Outgoing chairman looks back on years of service and expresses confidence colleagues will rise to the challenge of increased expectations from the public.

25 Jun 2019 - 10:35AM

Outgoing chairman looks back on years of service and expresses confidence colleagues will rise to the challenge of increased expectations from the public.

No regrets, except for subpar work of those involved in Sha Tin-Central link scandal, outgoing Hong Kong MTR chairman Frederick Ma says
Pro-democracy student activist Joshua Wong leaves Hong Kong prison and vows to join fight against controversial extradition bill

The 22-year-old was released after month in prison and called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down.

17 Jun 2019 - 10:17PM

The 22-year-old was released after month in prison and called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down.

Pro-democracy student activist Joshua Wong leaves Hong Kong prison and vows to join fight against controversial extradition bill
World’s most expensive city for expats? Hong Kong ranks fourth in survey topped by Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat

City up four places in rankings but still behind Ashgabat as costliest place for expats to live in Asia-Pacific region, while Singapore jumps eight places to 12th

13 Jun 2019 - 10:53PM

City up four places in rankings but still behind Ashgabat as costliest place for expats to live in Asia-Pacific region, while Singapore jumps eight places to 12th

World’s most expensive city for expats? Hong Kong ranks fourth in survey topped by Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat
How to get out of Admiralty amid blocked roads and chaotic protests over extradition bill

Workers or others in the area looking to get out later should note all the main roads towards Central and Wan Chai have been temporarily closed to traffic.

12 Jun 2019 - 11:43PM

Workers or others in the area looking to get out later should note all the main roads towards Central and Wan Chai have been temporarily closed to traffic.

How to get out of Admiralty amid blocked roads and chaotic protests over extradition bill
Hong Kong’s embattled rail giant MTR Corp to roll new features for mobile app to improve services and rebuild image

These include alighting reminders, point-to-point traffic information, an upgrade of the trip planner, information about connecting buses or minibuses, and real-time arrival schedules for MTR buses.

11 Jun 2019 - 11:10PM

These include alighting reminders, point-to-point traffic information, an upgrade of the trip planner, information about connecting buses or minibuses, and real-time arrival schedules for MTR buses.

Hong Kong’s embattled rail giant MTR Corp to roll new features for mobile app to improve services and rebuild image
Hong Kong’s scandal-plagued Sha Tin to Central rail link set to partially open in three months as MTR Corporation resumes signalling tests

Operator to restart signalling tests with limited launch of the long-awaited section expected in September.

11 Jun 2019 - 1:13PM

Operator to restart signalling tests with limited launch of the long-awaited section expected in September.

Hong Kong’s scandal-plagued Sha Tin to Central rail link set to partially open in three months as MTR Corporation resumes signalling tests
HKTaxi founders reveal plan to bid for Hong Kong premium taxi franchise, with HK$100 million investment

HKTaxi puts itself forward to operate 200 luxury cabs under a divisive scheme proposed by the government to improve standards.

3 Jun 2019 - 8:08AM

HKTaxi puts itself forward to operate 200 luxury cabs under a divisive scheme proposed by the government to improve standards.

HKTaxi founders reveal plan to bid for Hong Kong premium taxi franchise, with HK$100 million investment
Hong Kong’s Western Harbour Tunnel to raise tolls by as much as 8 per cent in eighteenth fee increase since launch

Company says since its launch in 1997, net revenue has been ‘far below’ the minimum estimated amount stipulated in legislation. Move will not require government approval as increase is within levels indicated under law.

30 May 2019 - 9:05AM

Company says since its launch in 1997, net revenue has been ‘far below’ the minimum estimated amount stipulated in legislation. Move will not require government approval as increase is within levels indicated under law.

Hong Kong’s Western Harbour Tunnel to raise tolls by as much as 8 per cent in eighteenth fee increase since launch
Defective construction work at Hung Hom station tunnel ‘was subcontractor’s fault, not ours’, says main contractor at MTR commission of inquiry

Leighton Contractors (Asia) rejected allegations it was responsible for shoddy work, saying bar-fixing subcontractor failed to connect rebar.

28 May 2019 - 10:29PM

Leighton Contractors (Asia) rejected allegations it was responsible for shoddy work, saying bar-fixing subcontractor failed to connect rebar.

Defective construction work at Hung Hom station tunnel ‘was subcontractor’s fault, not ours’, says main contractor at MTR commission of inquiry
Main contractor at scandal-hit Hung Hom MTR station accused of using wrong rebar, as inquiry of Hong Kong government-appointed commission continues

Subcontractor says Leighton Contractors told it to use wrong material. Most inspection documents, meanwhile, remain missing.

28 May 2019 - 8:53AM

Subcontractor says Leighton Contractors told it to use wrong material. Most inspection documents, meanwhile, remain missing.

Main contractor at scandal-hit Hung Hom MTR station accused of using wrong rebar, as inquiry of Hong Kong government-appointed commission continues
The duo behind Hong Kong’s purple XAB taxis hoping to revamp a notorious industry

App launched last May is run by two friends who own fleet of 15 taxis and employ 30 drivers trained in customer service. They hope to revolutionise a sector plagued by bad cabby behaviour.

25 May 2019 - 11:15PM

App launched last May is run by two friends who own fleet of 15 taxis and employ 30 drivers trained in customer service. They hope to revolutionise a sector plagued by bad cabby behaviour.

The duo behind Hong Kong’s purple XAB taxis hoping to revamp a notorious industry
Sinking project at Tin Wing light rail station to resume after Hong Kong government nearly doubles acceptable subsidence level

Stalled development project to resume after Buildings Department nearly doubles level of acceptable sinkage to 150mm.

25 May 2019 - 1:34AM

Stalled development project to resume after Buildings Department nearly doubles level of acceptable sinkage to 150mm.

Sinking project at Tin Wing light rail station to resume after Hong Kong government nearly doubles acceptable subsidence level
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation rolls out fare concessions as it works to get reputation back on track

Overall fare savings estimated be over HK$800 million. Concessions come as railway giant’s profit jumps more than 7 per cent

22 May 2019 - 10:31PM

Overall fare savings estimated be over HK$800 million. Concessions come as railway giant’s profit jumps more than 7 per cent

Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation rolls out fare concessions as it works to get reputation back on track
Hong Kong’s extradition proposal could undermine rule of law and competitiveness, says Tara Joseph of the American Chamber of Commerce

Tara Joseph calls on the government to withdraw the controversial legislation. She says it could put off investors and damage the city’s reputation for the rule of law.

19 May 2019 - 10:14PM

Tara Joseph calls on the government to withdraw the controversial legislation. She says it could put off investors and damage the city’s reputation for the rule of law.

Hong Kong’s extradition proposal could undermine rule of law and competitiveness, says Tara Joseph of the American Chamber of Commerce
Four tech firms and 10 decorating contractors involved in bid-rigging and price-fixing, Hong Kong tribunal rules as watchdog scores first two victories

The 14 companies were the first to be found contravening rules concerning antitrust agreements since the watchdog launched its first two cases in 2017.

17 May 2019 - 11:29PM

The 14 companies were the first to be found contravening rules concerning antitrust agreements since the watchdog launched its first two cases in 2017.

Four tech firms and 10 decorating contractors involved in bid-rigging and price-fixing, Hong Kong tribunal rules as watchdog scores first two victories
Government reviewing way for MTR to balance social duty and business interests without full buyout of embattled rail giant, Paul Chan says

Financial secretary says efficiency will be compromised if company falls completely under government control.

9 May 2019 - 4:02PM

Financial secretary says efficiency will be compromised if company falls completely under government control.

Government reviewing way for MTR to balance social duty and business interests without full buyout of embattled rail giant, Paul Chan says
Taxi groups try to torpedo plan for luxury cabs in Hong Kong

The government wants to bring in 600 pricier cars, with newer vehicles and better service. But drivers of the existing fleet say it will not help the industry, which faces growing public discontent.

7 May 2019 - 10:46PM

The government wants to bring in 600 pricier cars, with newer vehicles and better service. But drivers of the existing fleet say it will not help the industry, which faces growing public discontent.

Taxi groups try to torpedo plan for luxury cabs in Hong Kong
Tech and transparency for Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, new chief Jacob Kam says

The rail giant’s reputation has taken a battering over work scandals and a recent crash. ‘We want to be open and transparent with the public,’ Jacob Kam says.

7 May 2019 - 8:33AM

The rail giant’s reputation has taken a battering over work scandals and a recent crash. ‘We want to be open and transparent with the public,’ Jacob Kam says.

Tech and transparency for Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, new chief Jacob Kam says
MTR Corporation and Hung Hom station contractors face more questions, this time over the loss of safety documents, in new round of inquiry later this month

Formal hearing for the inquiry into the issues at three further locations of the scandal-hit station to start in coming weeks.

6 May 2019 - 5:04PM

Formal hearing for the inquiry into the issues at three further locations of the scandal-hit station to start in coming weeks.

MTR Corporation and Hung Hom station contractors face more questions, this time over the loss of safety documents, in new round of inquiry later this month
Disabled Hong Kong workers hit back against ‘bullying’, marginalisation and ‘unfair’ retirement age

Workers at the Factory for the Blind in To Kwa Wan say they are treated as ‘cheap labour’ and complain of being forced to retire at 55.

27 Apr 2019 - 1:10PM

Workers at the Factory for the Blind in To Kwa Wan say they are treated as ‘cheap labour’ and complain of being forced to retire at 55.

Disabled Hong Kong workers hit back against ‘bullying’, marginalisation and ‘unfair’ retirement age
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