Mr. Tsur graduated from St. John's University, Shanghai, after which he went to the United States and entered Yale University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1909. In 1909 he entered the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in 1910.
Since 1911 Mr. Tsur at various times held the following positions: president of Tsing Hua College, Peking, Senator of the Peking Parliament, manager of the Chung Foo Union Bank, Peking secretary-general of the Commission for the Readjustment of Finance. Tsur Y. T. acted as a technical expert at the Customs Conferences in 1924 and 1928. He also was a trustee and director of the China Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture and director of the International Famine Relief Commission in Peking Vice-Chairman of the China Foundation for Promotion of Education and Culture. Since 1933 Mr. Tsur was a President of the Yenching University and in 1935 was appointed administrative Vice-Minister of Industry.