Mr. Tang was born in Beijing in 1953. In 1984, he went to the United States to become a doctoral student of the Department of Economics of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a Master of international finance and trade in 1987. In 1984, he went to the United States to become a doctoral student of the Department of Economics of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a Doctoral Degree in international finance and trade, a Doctoral Degree in Econometrics.
In 1989, after received Doctoral Degree, Mr. Tang was hired as Economist by Economic Development Center of Asian Development Bank. he was in charge of research regarding to East Asian economic, regional economic cooperation, Asian debt, Asian financial markets In 2000, he returned to China as the Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank China Office, served as Deputy Representative of Asian Development Bank China Office. Since August 1, 2007, he officially appointed as Deputy Secretary General of the China Development Research Foundation.