James Tien Pei-Chun

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Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 4:16am

Two politicians tipped to take on Liberal Party's vice-chairmen roles

James Tien Pei-chun. Photo: David Wong

Two politicians have been tipped to take up influential roles in the Liberal Party as it expands its leadership team with the addition of two vice-chairmanships next Monday.

24 Apr 2013 - 2:04pm

Peter Lam ready for leading role in tourism

Peter Lam takes over as Tourism Board chairman next month. Photo: Edward Wong

Entertainment magnate Peter Lam Kin-ngok has pledged to use his star status to help attract visitors to Hong Kong in his new role as Tourism Board chairman. "I know I might have a conflict of interest," Lam, who takes over from James Tien Pei-chun next month, said yesterday. "But I will make good use of my position to recruit more people to promote our city, especially those from the entertainment sector." 

2 Mar 2013 - 3:52am

Entertainment king Peter Lam named Tourism Board chief

Peter Lam's term starts in April. Photo: Edmond So

Entertainment magnate Peter Lam Kin-ngok has been appointed Tourism Board chairman as James Tien Pei-chun steps down from the position after six years. Lam's three-year term begins in April, ending the Liberal Party's domination of the top tourism job since 2001 - Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee and Tien each held the role for six years.

23 Feb 2013 - 5:28am

Tourism Board boss tells CY 'mainland tourists welcome in HK'

A mainland visitor who spent HK$10,000 in three days in HK.

The Tourism Board boss directly challenged the chief executive yesterday, questioning his suggestion that the city could be harmed by "blindly" welcoming more visitors. James Tien Pei-chun, the city's top promoter of tourism, made the comments at a press conference, where he estimated there would be 51.9 million visitors to the city this year - a 6.8 per cent increase on last year.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:50am 6 comments

Why Hong Kong needs working hours law

Lawmaker James Tien Pei-chun. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Legislator James Tien Pei-chun, in RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, on January 20, urged our chief executive to look at "using imported labour specifically to build government public housing".

30 Jan 2013 - 2:13am

Stop driving Chinese visitors away, tourism chief warns

Mainlanders are the biggest drivers of tourism growth in Hong Kong - and its official promoters want to keep it that way. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong could become "very dull" if the backlash against mainland tourists continues - and they might just spend their cash in Paris instead, the city's tourism chief warned yesterday.

Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said it was "sandwiched" between rising anti-mainland sentiment and its mandate to promote tourism.

29 Jan 2013 - 10:45am 55 comments

Who said it?

Silvio Berlusconi

The racial laws were the worst fault of Mussolini as a leader, who in so many other ways did well

Silvio Berlusconi on the late Italian dictator


It was worth every moment

Manila street artist Carlos Celdran on a one-year jail sentence for performing acts "notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful"


29 Jan 2013 - 4:38am

Protests weaken CY Leung's re-election chances: Tien

James Tien. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The large turnout at Tuesday’s anti-government protest will weaken Beijing’s plan to have a strong chief executive re-elected in 2017, James Tien said on Wednesday.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Selina Chow set to be Liberal Party chairwoman

Selina Chow. Photo: Edward Wong

Veteran politician Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee is poised to become the next chairwoman of the Liberal Party.

Lawmaker James Tien Pei-chun said the nominations for the party's election close on Saturday and a result is expected to be announced the same day.

13 Dec 2012 - 4:23am

Liberals vow to oppose 'too low' old-age proposal

James Tien Pei-chun. Photo: Nora Tam

The Liberal Party said on Friday its members would either vote against the proposed Old Age Allowance, or abstain from voting, unless the government raises asset limits for eligibility.

19 Oct 2012 - 4:58pm 1 comment

Immigration queues an hour long at airport

Hong Kong's image as a tourist destination is being tarnished by queues of up to an hour long for incoming passengers at the immigration counters of Chek Lap Kok, the city's tourism board chief warns.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Lunar New Year arrivals boosted by mainlanders' on page A3 on Saturday misquoted Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun, commenting about the number of visitors over the Lunar New Year. His quote should have read: 'Right now, more than two-thirds of visitors to Hong Kong are from the mainland, which has become our lifeline.'

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Michael Tien joins the Liberals, but says it's too early to say if he will run

Former head of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Michael Tien Puk-sun confirmed he had been accepted as a Liberal Party member, but said it was too early to tell if he would run in September's Legislative Council election. He said his membership was not linked to his brother, James Tien Pei-chun, the party chairman.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Policy address thanks carries rider

The Legislative Council yesterday passed a motion of thanks on the policy address, amended to include a call on the government to increase the old-age allowance and expressing 'deep disappointment' at the 'meagre resources' devoted to the health of the elderly.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am