Tian Fuda, male, Gaoshan nationality, is a native of Xinzhu County, Taiwan. Tian was born in 1929, joined the PLA in 1947, joined the CPC in 1948 and graduated from North China Military Administrative College.
From the outset, Tian was actively involved in issues related to Taiwan. He also worked, early in his career, for the Shanghai Municipal Taxation Administration. He later held several leadership positions within the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. He also served as vice-chairman of the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League.
Tian was a deputy to the 1st and 8th NPCs and a deputy to the 1st to 5th CPPCC National Committees.