The Liberal Party yesterday denied it was trying to persuade Beijing officials to come out against a private member's bill restricting foreigners' right to work. Chan Yuen-han, who is sponsoring the bill, made the accusation about party member James Tien Pei-chun on Tuesday, saying it was for Hong Kong to decide. Mr Tien, returning from a Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce trip to Beijing, said his party did not agree with the bill. He said the six leaders of the international chambers on the trip were concerned about the bill, which requires foreigners living in Hong Kong to seek re-entry visas, and had raised the issue with senior Beijing official Lu Ping. He said Mr Lu told them the Chinese Government did not share Ms Chan's view, and added the Liberal Party would not use Mr Lu's comments as a lobbying strategy.