Ming-cha Teng graduated from the military schools in Kweichow, China and Hupeh, China.
Mr. Teng participated in the First Revolution of 1911 and was appointed a staff officer in the Headquarters of the late General Li Yuan-hung, then Tutuh of Hupeh, and later Chief of Staff to the 1st Revolutionary Army of the Northern Punitive Expeditionary forces. After the unification of the North and the South, he was appointed a section chief in the General Staff Headquarters with the rank of Lieutenant-General.
In 1915, when Gfen. Chen Kwan was military Governor of Szechuan, Ming-cha Teng was appointed his Chief Adjustant Officer with the rank of Major-General. During the years of 1918-19, he served as senior counsellor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Kweichow Forces, Chief Counsellor to the late General Lu Yunghsiang, then military Governor of Chekiang, China from 1920 till 1922, Chief Secretary of the Cabinet and concurrently member of the Foreign Relations Committee during the regime of Marshal Tuan Chi-jui as Chief Executive of China in 1928.
In 1929, he was appointed by General Liu Hsiang, then DirectorGeneral of Military Affairs in Szechuan, his responsible representative in Nanking and as a result of his efforts during the past six years, Szechuan has been enabled to come into close relations with the National Government. During the recent reorganization of the Szechuan Provincial Government, he was appointed an Administrative member of the Provincial Government and concurrently Chief Secretary.