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Past articles by Cannix:

Hong Kong’s economy shrinks 1.2 per cent after battering from protests and fears over coronavirus

Preliminary gross domestic product decreased 2.9 per cent in the fourth quarter year on year. → Read More

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation condemns ‘rioters’ for New Year’s Day arson attacks on light rail system in Tuen Mun

Following anti-government protests late into Tuesday night, two incidents broke out in the early hours of Wednesday, with fire started in train and petrol bomb hurled into depot. → Read More

MTR Corporation orders contractors to dig up paperwork at every site along Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central rail link after missing forms scandal

Hong Kong’s beleaguered MTR Corporation has ordered contractors to dig up paperwork at every construction site along the Sha Tin-Central rail link, amid an escalating crisis in the city’s costliest rail project.... → Read More

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 → Read More

Arrival of mainland Chinese tourists brings hope to struggling Hong Kong border mall The Boxes

Shops at a struggling mall near the Shenzhen border are finally seeing signs of hope as mainland Chinese tourists are being diverted there for meals, a move expected to help ease the pressure on the city’s residential areas – and reduce complaints by locals.... → Read More

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

The Hong Kong government needs to give a full account of how a contractor working on a cross-border mega bridge failed to submit more than 10,000 safety inspection documents on time but still managed to get the go-ahead for the project, a construction industry chief said on Monday.... → Read More

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

Revelations about unauthorised changes and missing documents have raised major safety concerns over Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project, on top of existing allegations of a cover-up involving shoddy construction on the HK$97.1 billion (US$12.4 billion) Sha Tin-Central rail link.... → Read More

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam widens high-level inquiry into shoddy-work allegations at MTR Corp’s Sha Tin-Central link

A high-level inquiry into allegations of shoddy work at Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project got even wider on Thursday, as the city leader announced it would look into more locations inside Hung Hom station.... → Read More

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

Hong Kong’s costliest rail project is facing further delays and uncertainty because of an escalating construction scandal, with the government revealing on Wednesday that a missing trove of key documents meant safety could not be guaranteed at the troubled Hung Hom station of the Sha Tin-Central link.... → Read More

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

New police examinations of the reinforcement bar samples on the scandal-hit Hung Hom station platform may swing in favour of the MTR Corporation as the bars emerged unimpaired, contrary to the rail giant’s own findings.... → Read More

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

The government has cautioned the MTR Corporation and construction firm Leighton Contractors (Asia) against any attempt to lower the safety standard for the scandal-hit Hung Hom station, calling such a move unacceptable and tantamount to rewriting their contract.... → Read More

Owners of Hong Kong’s new US$3.8 million e-sports complex hope to change perceptions of video gamers

From teenage video-game fanatic to running a multimillion-dollar e-sports facility in Hong Kong, Ryan Chow hopes to challenge traditional views that gamers do nothing but waste their time staring at screens.... → Read More

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

The row over the structural integrity of newly built platforms at a Hong Kong station has further split the city’s top engineering body, with members accusing it of damaging the profession’s reputation by prematurely concluding the structure is safe.... → Read More

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

Hong Kong’s long-awaited Central-Wan Chai Bypass provided a smooth ride as it opened to traffic on Sunday morning, but industry observers said the real challenge comes with Monday’s morning rush hour.... → Read More

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

Hong Kong’s Hung Hom station remains safe despite investigators finding 40 per cent of steel bar connections on new platforms defective, an engineering expert told an inquiry into a construction scandal on Wednesday.... → Read More

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

Hong Kong’s taxi industry has made a desperate appeal to the government for an operations upgrade as competition from a proposed premium taxi scheme looms, on top of a bitter rivalry with ride-hailing service Uber.... → Read More

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

An engineering expert has expressed fears over the safety of Hung Hom station, testifying before an inquiry panel that further investigation was needed into the platforms at the centre of a scandal involving shoddy construction work.... → Read More

Defective work uncovered at second platform at Hung Hom station, bringing the rate of substandard re-bars for the Sha Tin-Central link to 40 per cent

There was more bad news on Friday for Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project after a safety test revealed shoddy work which has plagued the scandal-hit Hung Hom station had spread further to another platform.... → Read More

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

A bus union has called on KMB to withdraw about 1,000 warning letters to its drivers for speeding over the past six months, saying they were wrongly accused because the new detection device was faulty.... → Read More

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

Hong Kong’s embattled rail operator is facing the need of having to dismantle at least one entire platform at its scandal-hit Hung Hom station after another six steel bars were found to be badly installed, further increasing substandard rates.... → Read More