Biography of Wang Tai Peng
Wang Tai Peng, currently a columnist for the Asia-Inc bimonthly, is MA graduate in History from the Australian National University. As a business journalist since 1980s, he was working either as a staff correspondent or editor for Singapore’s Lian He Zao Bao, Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Dialy and Yazhou Zhoukan(Asia Weekly). In 1987, he made his mark by reporting the historic 13th Chinese Communist Party Congress, presenting both the Chinese leaders and common people close-up in flesh and blood. Before and after 1997, he had numerous exclusive interviews with Hong Kong’s top business leaders and tycoons. As an academic, however, he is a past Research Fellow at the Institute of East Asian Philosophies in Singapore from 1991 to 1992. And in 1994 and 1995, he got his MA thesis: The Origins of Chinese Kongsi published by the Pelunduk Publications of Malaysia in two editions. The book has been widely and highly acclaimed by the academic community internationally in the US, Holland, Australia, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and throughout Southeast Asia. Over the past few years, he has published his groundbreaking discoveries of Zheng He envoys’ visits to Florence of Italy, Cairo of Egypt and Australia, in Singapore’s famously prestigious academic journal, Asian Culture.