Chen Ping, the founder of the TIDEiSun group, is unique among investors: at once a scholar, entrepreneur and owner of independent media.

Chen Ping, the founder of the TIDEiSun group, is unique among investors: at once a scholar, entrepreneur and owner of independent media.

In earlier years, he was one of the architects of China’s economic reform and opening up to the outside world. As one of the young economic and scientific experts at the 1984 Moganshan Meeting he promoted China’s restructuring. After the Tiananmen event in 1989, he left his homeland for business overseas. In 1992, he established the TIDETIME group in Hong Kong, and in 2005, the TIDEiSun group obtained equity in SunTV and transformed it into a channel dedicated to historical documentaries and in-depth talk shows. Launching in 2011, his publication iSunAffairsWeekly soon became one of Asia’s brightest bastions of independence, knowledge and truth, with four awards from the Asian Publishing Association.

Since 2009, Chen Ping began to invest in iSunCloud, a secure and efficient decentralized cloud storage structure, aiming to realize a future of information equality, mutual assistance and autonomy for everyone who creates, provides or uses information. This decentralized storage, computing and communications network began the development of blockchain technology at the TIDEiSun group today.

Chen Ping, His Life Trajectory and Ideological Development

If you try to trace back Chen Ping’s life over the past sixty years, you will find a long drama that is full of ups and downs. The backdrop of all his joys and sorrows is his home country, China, which experienced an unprecedented era of turbulence, transformation, economic development, ideological surges, and social transformation in the past decades. Chen Ping’s life, from his turbulent early years, to the upswing of his youth, to an adulthood making his way into the wider world, is a microcosm of this great era.

Chen Ping, His Life Trajectory and Ideological Development

If you try to trace back Chen Ping’s life over the past sixty years, you will find a long drama that is full of ups and downs. The backdrop of all his joys and sorrows is his home country, China, which experienced an unprecedented era of turbulence, transformation, economic development, ideological surges, and social transformation in the past decades. Chen Ping’s life, from his turbulent early years, to the upswing of his youth, to an adulthood making his way into the wider world, is a microcosm of this great era.

Ideologist - The Age of Plunder

In 2008, as the world financial crisis devastated the economy and on the eve of a larger socioeconomic crisis, Chen Ping keenly observed and pointed out that the 2008 crash was not the same as previous capitalist cyclical economic crises. Rather, it was the crash of a global development model that plunged its corresponding values and social systems into a deep dilemma. In other words, since the crisis of the US subprime mortgage system, the growth model of the globalized modern industrial civilization has come to an end.

The Age of Plunder recorded Mr. Chen Ping’s public comments during 2008 – 2011. It is about the 2008 Economics Crisis, its pathogeny, its long-term reverberations and its implications for China’s future. The author indicates this great crisis hasn’t fully subsided and it’s an irredeemable crisis of the “one-legged capitalist” social apparatus.
The author predicted and called for a new civilization (following the industrialized civilization) to overcome the prolonged, painful era of decline. A new emancipation movement is needed to break through the vested interests and mainstream values, to foster new cultures, new ways of living and to build a more fair and equitable democratic society with sustainable economic growth.
In China’s perspective, the author proposed that China’s party-controlled development model in the past 20 years is in a historical turning point. China has to rebuild a new republic and democratic state with new system, culture and value to achieve sustainable development.

Ideologist - iSun Media Group

These two programs were talk shows hosted by Chairman Chen Ping.
Commenting on topics varying from philosophy, history to current events, he put together more than 300 well-known guests to have open discussion and free debate including He Weifang, Zhang Yihe, Lu Yaogang, Li Rui, Zhang Sizhi, Zi Zhongxun, etc. On this electrifying platform where minds meet and diverse, top Chinese public intellectuals and scholars gave independent viewpoints about the most controversial social, political and historical issues.

MIDNIGHT / DEBATE

The Chinese public intellectuals who are blacklisted by the government, could finally talk freely about politics and everything in Midnight and Debate on SunTV.

—Asia Weekly

Ideologist - iSun TV

THE GREAT MAHATHIR

REFORMASI

THE HATOYAMA

Ideologist - iSun Affairs

The iSun Affairs started as digital-only in August 2011, becoming the first Chinese international news omnimedia. It converted into a weekly print edition for sale on newsstands in 2012. It enjoyed great social influence for its credible news and authoritative insights from across Asia and won several major awards of news publication. It was banned in mainland China and later suspended publication to restructure in 2013.

Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) rewards iSun Affairs

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Politician Brain - China

In 1984, at the height of Chinese reform, a national symposium for young economic scientists was held in Moganshan, Huzhou, Zhejiang Province. The famous symposium was later called the Moganshan Conference, and there Chen Ping led the East China team as the deputy of the Open Strategy Group. The in-depth strategic reform he proposed at the conference was taken under serious consideration by state leaders at the time and later became a pillar of modern Chinese development, from academic thinking to the frontiers of reform.

During this period, he entered the Shanghai Institute of Machinery Manufacturing Technology to become an assistant engineer, and then began to turn his sights to a wider area, working with the Shanghai Research Institute, Shanghai Science and Technology Economic and Social Strategy Research Center, China Enterprise Development Institute and other government research organizations engaged in research. Eventually, Chen Ping entered the CITIC International Research Institute – an advanced think tank with a direct line to the decision-makers behind China’s reform.

Chen Ping’s research during this time period was focused on effectively encouraging and implementing China’s reform, including topics like “China’s countermeasures for a new technological revolution”, “Building an Eurasian diplomatic bridge”, “Establishing policies to support high-tech development districts”, China’s Industrial Vision”, “Shenzhen Economic Zone Special Inspection Report”, “Social Ecology” and so on. Many of these solutions and suggestions have been incorporated into recent advances in China’s rapid social practice and development, such as “The Belt and Road Initiative.

Politician Brain - Malaysia

Chen Ping helped bring together opposition parties ten years ago which leads to the opposition party to successfully win the democratic movement and the nearly impossible election in Malaysia recently.

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Politician Brain - Japan

TideiSun Group has long term business partnership with Sony and Toyota. Sun TV walks you through Japan’s most prominent political family and outlines their vision on Japan development of past and future.

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Politician Brain - Taiwan

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Entrepreneur

Of all the businesses Chen Ping has had experience in, by far the most notable are his dealings in asset management and capital operations and in the media industry. The former includes restructuring of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, listing and delisting, and corporate finance. The latter includes the creation and successful breakthrough of a series of traditional media and new media companies. Chen Ping’s impressive success in capital operations accumulated the assets that allowed him to develop and expand into new business areas.

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And an Interesting Guy

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