He educated at St. John's University and University of Shanghai, and received Bachelor of Arts with honors and Bachelor of Computer Science with first prize from the latter university.
Chou Chin served successively as dean of Robert's English Institute, Shanghai and was secretary to Messrs. Franklin and Chalai, attorneys-at-law, Shanghai. He was the head of the general affairs department of the Jiangsu (Kiangsu) Provincial Electricity Administration, Zhenjiang (Chinkiang) and secretary of the History Compilation Bureau of the City Government of Greater Shanghai, Shanghai.
Later Mr. Chou was a secretary of the Government Testing Bureau of Shanghai, Ministry of Industry, and concurrently chief of the Statistical Department and editor of the Inspection and Commerce Journal, since 1931. Concurrently he was also instructor of economics in the School of Commerce, University of Shanghai and one of the editors of the Ta Shing Weekly (Great Voice) in 1932-1933. Chou Chin also was the author of several books on literature and economics.