Eric is a student journalist who aspires to become an international reporter in the future. He has envisioned himself to be on the forefront of world-changing events and reporting momentous events to the public.
Eric is currently a freelance reporter for The Guardian based in Hong Kong. His work for the British newspaper is viewable here: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/eric-cheung
Prior to his current role, Eric was an intern reporter at ABC News Beijing bureau, where he worked closely with ABC Asia Correspondent and former World News Tonight anchor Bob Woodruff. He has also assisted Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts in producing GMA segments in Beijing.
Eric has worked with ABC’s investigative unit and went undercover in Yulin, Guangxi to report on the dog meat festival in June 2016. He has also produced/written stories for the network’s broadcast and digital platforms, including the South China Sea arbitration and ABC’s exclusive interview with high-ranking North Korean official in Pyongyang.
Prior to ABC, Eric was a video intern at Reuters Hong Kong bureau, where he was responsible for filming, editing and writing short texts for the news agency. The stories he has covered include the labour day protest, Zhang Dejiang’s Hong Kong visit in 2016 and the commemoration of June 4 in Hong Kong.
Eric’s work has also been published on UK newspaper The Guardian starting in December 2015. Eric’s profile page can be viewed here: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/eric-cheung
Eric has also written more than 100 news articles on different local, national and international stories for Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP).
During the fall semester of 2015, Eric was an international exchange student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX), where he gained hands-on experiences in producing TV news stories. He has reported on a wide range of topics, including the lives of refugees in Denmark, organic farming and the use of social robots.
Some examples of his work are listed below:
With the help of Hollywood celebrities including Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix and one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, animal activists in the United States and China are rallying to stop a Chinese dog meat festival that began this week and will reportedly lead to the slaughter of thousands of dogs. → continue reading
March 16, 2016 – Students with unusual names: ‘at least no one forgets us’ (The Guardian)
Times – and parents – have changed. These days, it’s not only celebrities who pick random words to name their babies. However, in a world where the most popular baby names are relatively unremarkable – last year in the UK, they were Amelia and Oliver – it’s still unusual to meet an Angel, a Money, or a Sashimi. → continue reading
December 3, 2015 – A glamorous global metropolis: Why students love Hong Kong (The Guardian)
Proudly branding itself as Asia’s world city, Hong Kong is famous for many things – from its savoury cuisine and efficient transport system to its modern city skyline, just to name a few. Under the glamorous billboards and ubiquitous skyscrapers of this fast-paced metropolis …→ continue reading
March 3, 2016 – Mong Kok clashes have not changed China’s support for Hong Kong, says CPPCC spokesperson (HKFP)
The spokesperson for the annual plenary session in Beijing condemned the Mong Kok unrest on Wednesday, but said the Chinese government will continue to support Hong Kong in its 13th five-year plan. Wang Guoqing, spokesperson of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), denounced … → continue reading
February 29, 2016 – Localist group gets ballot boost: ‘We’ll be back in September’ (HKFP)
Edward Leung Tin-kei, a candidate from localist group Hong Kong Indigenous, won more than 15 percent of the total votes in the New Territories (East) by-election on Sunday, signalling a possible strong showing for localist groups in the upcoming general election to the legislature in September… → continue reading
August 8, 2015 – Mixed reactions to discovery of MH370 debris on Reunion Island (HKFP)
A piece of flaperon debris on Reunion Island has been confirmed as part of missing flight MH370, prompting mixed reactions to the global aviation mystery. On Thursday, Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak announced that the wing debris … → continue reading
Transgender refugee seeks new life in Denmark
Ali Ishaq, a 45-year-old transgender woman from Pakistan, is currently seeking asylum in Denmark. She is one of the many LGBT refugees who fled their home countries as they were discriminated due to their sexual identities. However, they usually have to wait for a very long time before they know whether their application is accepted by the Danish authorities.
In this clip, I reported on what life is like for transgender refugees in Denmark.
with Louis-Philippe Bourdeau, Janneke Oude Kampers
Hello, Mr. Robot! (13-minute documentary)
Robotic technology has become more and more important in our daily lives. The new wave of robotic technology – social robot – has emerged in recent years. These robots are characterised by their abilities to communicate with human beings.
However, can social robots really help us? How much of a role should they play in our daily lives? We examined two places where social robots are being tested in Denmark, one in a kindergarten and the other in an elderly centre in Faxe kommune – to take a closer look on what these robots can and cannot do.
with Lucas Blasius, Yanis Chan
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