About Me

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 Headshot

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. His latest work for the newspaper, which is about the surging of pro-independence sentiments of Hong Kong, appeared on the front page of the paper’s website.

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.

Robin Roberts 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.

Yulin dog meat festival

In June, Eric went undercover in Yulin, Guangxi to report on the dog meat festival. Here is an animal activist arguing with a dog meat trader.

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 has also written more than 100 news articles on different local, national and international stories for Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP).

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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.

His profile and academic writings are also accessible at this site. He also invites you to follow his Twitter and Facebook accounts!