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James Tien Pei-Chun

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ESF board debates fee increases

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 4:16am

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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?

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

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.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Selina Chow set to be Liberal Party chairwoman

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