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Tien Puk-Sun

Putonghua scheme 'not linked to policy'

HK$200m language programme will not have a political outcome, adviser says

Saturday, 5 April, 2008, 12:00am

Language chief defends mother-tongue policy

The decline in English pass rates is 'no longer in freefall' despite reaching the lowest level in over a decade, the head of a language think-tank said yesterday.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The boss' unscheduled stop

The KCRC was once likened to an independent kingdom notorious for a glut of bureaucratic problems. When Michael Tien Puk-sun took up its chairmanship five years ago, hopes were high that his modern management know-how and work style would cause a cultural change at the corporation - a statutory body wholly owned by the government.

15 Mar 2006 - 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

Chairman Tien derailed by wrong people on the KCRC board

THERE IS SOMETHING oddly missing in all the storm of talk about how and why the chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp, Michael Tien Puk-sun, came to resign over the weekend.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Difference in styles to blame for rift with senior managers

Announcing his resignation yesterday, Michael Tien Puk-sun attributed his rift with senior management to a difference in character.

Mr Tien, known for his strong personality and hands-on management approach, acknowledged the difference immediately after being appointed chairman in 2001, when he denounced what he labelled the KCRC's 'arrogant' culture.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Schools laud broader English plan

But as students struggle to switch from Chinese in Form Four, most principals want up to 50pc of lessons in English

Chinese-medium secondary schools have welcomed a proposal to allow them to teach 15 per cent of their lessons in junior forms in English.

18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am