Michael Tien

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The Honourable
Michael Tien Puk-sun
Michael Tien.jpg
Member of Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded by Lee Wing-tat
Constituency New 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 66)
Hong Kong
Political party Liberal Party (2008–2010)
New People's Party (since 2011)
Spouse(s) Frances Tien
Relations James Tien (brother)
Children 2 daughters
Parents Francis Tien
Residence Shouson Hill, Hong Kong
Alma mater Diocesan Boys' School
Worcester Academy
Cornell University
Harvard Business School
Occupation Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website www.michaeltien.hk
Michael Tien
Traditional Chinese 田北辰
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tien.

Michael Tien Puk-sun[1] (born 1950 in Hong Kong with family roots in Shanghai) is deputy chairman of New People's Party and 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.


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 is presently 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]

Background and education[edit]

Tien attended Diocesan Boys' School and spent a year at Worcester Academy in the United States.[4] Tien has a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Current posts[edit]

Previous posts[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/members/yr12-16/tps.htm
  2. ^ Michael Ng; Carrie Chan & Wendy Leung (13 March 2006). "Tien resigns amid feud". The Standard. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Sun, Nikki (January 17, 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 January 17, 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. ^ 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
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Lee Wing-tat
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories West
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