Ming-fou Tai received his college education in Nanking.
Then he was taught in Chao Ching Middle School in Chekiang and Yangchow Middle School in Kiangsu.
In 1907 Mr. Tai went to Europe and entered L'Ecole Science Politiques in Paris.
After completing his studies in finance and political science, Ming-fou Tai joined several financial establishments in Paris to secure practical training: he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1912 and was appointed attache to the Chinese Legation at Paris and soon promoted secretary of the Legation secretary of the Chinese Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1918 and concurrently during the six years, he served as director of Banque FrancoChinoise at Paris.
Then Mr. Tai was appointed chief secretary of the Chinese Legation in Bruxelles in 1924 and councillor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1927, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Legation at The Hague, Holland, 1927.