Born in Macau in 1946, Edward Tang King-sang went to school there and came to Hong Kong in 1963, working in different jobs, including sailor, electrician and salesman. He entered the TVB scriptwriting program in 1963, working at the station as writing apprentice upon graduation. In 1979, Tang joined Commercial Television, then entered the film industry that October by switching to Golden Harvest as scriptwriter, responsible for such films as The Magnificent Butcher (1979) and Wedding Bells, Wedding Belles (1981). He became a trusted collaborator of Jackie Chan, writing for the Chan-directed films The Young Master (1980), Dragon Lord (1982) and Project A (1983). Later, he contributed to the scripts of several Jackie Chan films, including Wheels on Meals (1984), Police Story (1985), Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991), Rumble in the Bronx (1995) and CZ12 (2012). In addition, he had also work on the production of films directed or produced by Chan, such as the Stanley Kwan-directed drama Rouge (1988).
Tang had directed one film, the crime thriller Red Zone (1995), starring Kenny Ho Kaking and Yu Rong-guang and photographed by Herman Yau.
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