Liberal Party delegates will not be able to meet Vice-President Zeng Qinghong today in Beijing. After arriving late last night, delegates were told by mainland officials that they would meet only State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan. Delegates will also not be able to meet Liao Hui, the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who resigned from the Executive Council in July in the wake of the controversy over the National Security Bill, said they had asked to see the vice-president. Mr Tien said he was disappointed by the arrangements. Delegates from the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance met Mr Qing when they visited Beijing earlier this month. Liberal Party vice-chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, who was appointed to the Executive Council on Monday, has pledged to try to help smooth communications between the government and the public. But she says she will not enter into a head-on clash with the administration. Mrs Chow also said yesterday she would run again for a Legislative Council seat in next year's elections. She serves as Legco's retail sector representative. But Mrs Chow said she had yet to decide whether to defend her functional constituency seat or run for a directly elected seat. Mrs Chow is due to join her party colleagues in Beijing today. Speaking in San Francisco yesterday during a promotional trip in her capacity as chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mrs Chow said she would help the government in its policy-making and act as a bridge between it and the public.