Michael Tien

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The Honourable
Michael Tien Puk-sun
Michael Tien Puk Sun.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 64)
Hong Kong
Political party New People's Party
Other political
Liberal Party (2008–2010)
Spouse(s) Frances Tien
Children 2 daughters
Alma mater Worcester Academy
Cornell University
Harvard Business School
Occupation Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism
Ancestry Shanghai, China
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.

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

Background and education[edit]

Tien attended Diocesan Boys' School and spent a year at Worcester Academy in the United States.[3] 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, and Wendy Leung (13 March 2006). "Tien resigns amid feud". The Standard. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  3. ^ HK Magazine ‘First Person’, 6 Dec 2012

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Lee Wing-tat
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories West
Served alongside: Leung Che-cheung, Lee Cheuk-yan,
Tam Yiu-chung, Leung Yiu-chung, Albert Chan,
Kwok Ka-ki, Ben Chan, Alice Mak
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Claudia Mo
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
James Tien
Member of the Legislative Council