Fang Cheng, whose real name is Sun Shunchao, was born in Beijing. His ancestral home was in the Guangdong Province. He graduated from the Chemistry Department of Wuhan University in 1942 and worked at the Huanghai Chemical Institute for four years.
In 1946, he was employed as cartoonist by the Observer Bi-monthly in Shanghai. Two years later, he went to Hong-Kong to participate in activities of the Renjian Art Society. He was senior art editor of the People's Daily in Beijing since 1951. One of his recurring characters is 'Uncle Joe'. He held personal cartoon exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong-Kong and other cities.
"As the time changes"