Chang Fang-ting was a successful business man who later also worked as an official.
Mr. Chang was born in Yehhsien, Shantung, China, in 1888.
Chang Fang-ting received his education in his home province.
After a long business career in Harbin, Chang Fang-ting was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce of Harbin and chairman of the executive committee of Harbin shipping society. Later he became a managing-director of Harbin Brewery and Harbin Leather Works. He also was an owner of flour mills in Harbin.