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Tien

The desire for a dignified but simple life is not 'anti-business'

In the article 'Tien slams 'miserly' welfare spending' (September 4), you report that former Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun criticised the government for not spending some of Hong Kong's foreign exchange reserves on alleviating poverty.

Friday, 10 September, 2010, 12:00am

Subsidies urged for firms to help workers

The government should provide subsidies to private companies willing to hire extra staff and send workers on leave rather than laying them off, Michael Tien Puk-sun, chairman of the Employees Retraining Board, said yesterday.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tourism chief expects fewer visitors

Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun warned yesterday that this year's visitor arrival estimate of just over 29 million could prove to be too optimistic given the impact of the global economic downturn.

The board will start reviewing its forecasts on a quarterly basis this year to account for economic developments.

21 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Tourism board to waive members' fees

The Tourism Board will offer one-off concessions to shops and the travel trade next year - at a cost of about HK$21 million - to help tide companies over the economic downturn, chairman James Tien Pei-chun said.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Hopes pinned on WinterFest to halt slide in visitor numbers

Visitor arrivals last month were down 1.6 per cent from October last year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said yesterday.

Its chairman, James Tien Pei-chun, said the biggest drops were in long-haul visitors and arrivals from places other than the mainland.

The latter group, in particular, fell 4.6 per cent.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The Tien boys give Big Brother top billing

These days, the Tien brothers are acting like Big Brothers watching over you. Legco elections are still months away but already the Liberal Party's new star, Michael Tien Puk-sun, and older brother and party chairman James Tien Pei-chun have erected giant posters of themselves outside some of Hong Kong's busiest tunnels. The giant ads lord over motorists as they enter or exit the tunnels.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Boss had occasion to regret direct style

As a manager, Michael Tien Puk-sun was known for being direct, devoted and outspoken. That sometimes got the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation chairman into trouble.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tsang plays cards close to his chest in a high-stakes game

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been caught between a rock and a hard place in trying to resolve the dispute between the KCRC's senior management and staff and its chairman.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Resigned to his fate

From Mr Tien's resignation speech:

For the sake of the KCRC, and most importantly, the community and passengers as a whole, I don't want the divisiveness to continue. I met the chief executive on Saturday morning and handed in my resignation.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

michael tien reappointed to education committee

KCRC chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun has been reappointed chairman of the Standing Committee on Language, Education and Research. New committee members have also been appointed for a two-year term from July 1.

18 Jun 2005 - 12:00am