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Michael Tien Puk-sun[1] (born 25 August 1950 in Hong Kong) is a member of Tsuen Wan District Council. He founded the G2000 clothing retail chain and is a former chairman of the board of Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC). He was formerly a member of the Liberal Party, which was led by his elder brother, James Tien, and a member of the New People's Party.


Michael Tien Puk-sun

田北辰
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Member of Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded byLee Wing-tat
ConstituencyNew Territories West
Chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation
In office
24 December 2001 – 2 December 2007
Personal details
Born (1950-08-25) 25 August 1950 (age 69)
Hong Kong
Political partyLiberal Party (2008–10)
New People's Party (2011–17)
Roundtable (2017–present)
Spouse(s)Frances Tien
RelationsJames Tien (brother)
Children1 son and 3 daughters
ParentsFrancis Tien
ResidenceShouson Hill, Hong Kong
Alma materDiocesan Boys' School
Worcester Academy
Cornell University
Harvard Business School
OccupationPolitician
Businessman
Websitewww.michaeltien.hk
Michael Tien
Chinese田北辰

HistoryEdit

In 2006, Tien resigned as chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation due to disputes with other directors over his management style.[2]

Tien joined the Liberal Party in 2008 and became District Officer for Kowloon West. He quit the party in 2010 and started the New People's Party with Regina Ip, of which he became the deputy chairman.[3]

Michael Tien was in a documentary about wealthy people experiencing the life of people who live in poor Hong Kong neighbourhoods.[citation needed]

In the 2017 Chief Executive election, Tien supported her party chairwoman Regina Ip. He complained the election had "lost its shape" due to the increasing interference of "an invisible hand", referring to the Liaison Office. Tien inclined his support for John Tsang after Ip dropped out, although Ip endorsed Carrie Lam on the last day before the election.[4][5] Tien eventually quit the party on 10 April with six District Councillors.[6]

Background and educationEdit

Tien attended Diocesan Boys' School and spent a year at Worcester Academy in the United States.[7] Tien has a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Michael Ng; Carrie Chan & Wendy Leung (13 March 2006). "Tien resigns amid feud". The Standard. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  3. ^ Sun, Nikki (17 January 2017). "'Invisible hand' interfering in Hong Kong chief executive race, NPP deputy chair Michael Tien says". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 17 January 2017. The upcoming race for Hong Kong’s top job has “lost its shape” due to the increasing interference of “an invisible hand”, according to New People’s Party deputy chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun [...] Tien said many election committee members, himself included, had received phone calls asking them to nominate certain candidates. This was despite Tien’s party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee being one of the contenders.
  4. ^ "Carrie Lam aims to 'reignite' Hong Kong as she officially announces candidacy for top job". South China Morning Post. 16 January 2017.
  5. ^ "'Don't ask us to quit': Chief executive hopeful Regina Ip stands firm on candidacy in overcrowded field". South China Morning Post. 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ 【新民黨分裂】直播田北辰宣佈退黨:因了解而分開. Apple Daily (in Chinese). 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ HK Magazine ‘First Person’, 6 Dec 2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louis Wong Yui-tak
Member of Tsuen Wan District Council
Representative for Discovery Park
2012–present
Incumbent
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Lee Wing-tat
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories West
2012–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Claudia Mo
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Steven Ho
Member of the Legislative Council