Michael Tien

Proposed MTR fare hike may be halved, says Michael Tien

Under the current formula the MTR could increase its fares by 3.2 per cent in June.

The government aims to cut the MTR's proposed 3.2 per cent fare increase by half, according to a lawmaker briefed on the negotiations between the two sides on new tariffs.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 5:12am 2 comments

Going upmarket

Think tanks have been sweating out ideas to fight poverty. But, so far, they have come up dry. It never occurred to them to look to wet markets as a solution to poverty or even wealth creation. These public places have a hidden potential for entrepreneurial success.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Safety off the rails

Three months overdue, the commission investigating the Wenzhou high-speed train crash finally released its findings. Although delayed, the report has delivered a measure of justice - yet it still leaves key questions unanswered.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Bid to safeguard journalists' rights

Thirty-three local deputies to the National People's Congress have issued a joint call, urging the mainland authorities to better treat Hong Kong journalists.

In a proposal submitted yesterday, the deputies made suggestions aimed at safeguarding the rights and safety of Hong Kong journalists covering news on the mainland.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Talking Points

TV stations are my English teachers and my Chinese teacher is Jin Yong (famed martial arts novelist Louis Cha Liangyong). My Chinese was not learned from textbooks, but from Jin Yong's 'The Return of the Condor Heroes'

Michael Tien (pictured), who has retired as chairman of Scolar

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Don't derail mother-tongue policy reform with delaying tactics

We refer to your May 19 report on medium of instruction headlined 'Head of education panel urges rethink'.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

Lau Chin-shek to seek re-election

Veteran lawmaker Lau Chin-shek has decided to seek re-election to accomplish his long-time mission of encouraging dialogue between Beijing and the pan-democratic camp.

Mr Lau, who in 2004 called for a 'big reconciliation' between Beijing and the pan-democrats, said he hoped to establish a communication mechanism between the two sides. He did not elaborate.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Rita Lau backs away from remarks

The new chief of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, said yesterday she hoped to build good communications with the business sector after the row over her describing businesses as 'unscrupulous'.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Election Briefs

Priscilla Leung in plea to voters on two fronts

16 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Trust fund proposed for Bruce Lee museum

A trust fund chaired by the Commissioner for Tourism should take over the ownership and management of Bruce Lee's residence and future memorial museum complex, its owner proposed yesterday.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Election hopefuls walk fine line with adverts in publicity war

Two election hopefuls in Kowloon West are pumping money into a publicity war ahead of the Legislative Council ballot in September, raising concerns about whether such costs will be counted as election expenses.

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Michael Tien tests the waters in Kowloon West for Legco run

Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun, who confirmed last week he had been accepted as a Liberal Party member, took to the streets of Kowloon West yesterday.

7 Apr 2008 - 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

Quotes of The Week

It levitates a person and dematerialises the body, so that you will disappear and it raises the ecstasies to make you feel very, very happy... usually it only happens after years of meditation, but with gong practice, it instantly takes you to that place, within minutes.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Boom in mainland visitors to HK

The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong on individual travel permits rose by nearly 30 per cent to more than 7.5 million in the first 11 months of last year, it was announced yesterday.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am