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Municipal official

Chi Hua was a municipal civil servant in China.


Mr. Chi was born in Tianjin, Hebei, China in 1900.


Chi Hua graduated from the Peking Government University in law and political economy. He took postgraduate work at Columbia University, graduating with degree of Master of Political Economy. He did further research work in Columbia and in the National Library in Washington.


Mr. Chi served as a departmental chief in the West American Trading Company. He travelled in Europe, Africa, Asia Minor and South Sea Islands, studying political and economic conditions in some thirty countries. Chi Hua returned to China in 1927 and organised the Peking Trading and Savings Corporation at Mukden with himself as associate director.

He went to Germany in the spring of 1929 to study business conditions in the interest of China’s foreign trade. Chi Hua returned to China in the summer of the same year and became a professor at the Tianjin University (Peiyang University) and other colleges at Tianjin (Tientsin).

Later, Mr. Chi concurrently served as a secretary of the Public Works Bureau of Tianjin (Tientsin), president of the Inland Navigation Company and counsellor to the Mayor of Tianjin (Tientsin).