Academic

Besides journalism, I also have a passion for various academic disciplines. In particular, my interests lie in the field of politics and international relations.

You may wish to check out some of my academic essays and writings below. Please note that I have already submitted all these work via originality checking software Turnitin. Please feel free to leave comments if you have any suggestions for improving my work!

Globalization

Politics & IR: Some argue that the state as a political institution (and authority) will be fundamentally weakened by globalization. Do you agree? / May 11, 2015

This essay argues and identifies three major consequences of globalization that will fundamentally undermine state authority, namely International non-governmental organizations (INGOs), globalized media and multinational corporations (MNCs). The writer believes that these non-state actors … → continue reading


China population

Geography: Study on the growth and spatial distribution of the human population in Mainland China from the 1970s to present / March 31, 2015

This essay aims at exploring the growth and spatial distribution of the human population in Mainland China from the time period of 1970 to the present. This time period is worthy of exploration as it records how demography in Mainland China has changed following the … → continue reading


philosophy

Philosophy: Is it necessary to live an authentic life in order to lead a good life? / March 25, 2015

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition,” said Steve Jobs in the 2005 Stanford University commencement speech. In modern times, there has been growing attention towards authenticity. The ideal asks people to realize their unique traits within themselves, express that inner self … → continue reading


pie chart

Journalism: Report-How media tell survey results without proper detail / December 18, 2014

In this report, the writer shall examine and evaluate on various examples of statistical reports by different media in real life. → continue reading


US-China relations

Politics & IR: A New Model of Major Power Relations between China and the United States / December 6, 2014

Since Deng Xiaoping’s policies of “reform and opening up”, China has gradually risen to become a major power in world politics. Its interdependence and cooperation with the United States can be demonstrated by the trade value between the two countries, which reached about US$600 billion in 2013. Militarily, the Chinese military budget … → continue reading


Tiananmen Square

Politics & IR: Can China rise without democratizing its political system? / October 22, 2014

Ever since Deng Xiaoping proposed the idea of reform and opening up in 1978, China’s economy and living standard have improved remarkably. It has since evolved as the world’s second largest economy in 2010. However, in the course of economic reform, the Communist Party of China (CPC) still keeps a tight grip … → continue reading


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Copyright © 2015 Eric Cheung. All rights reserved.
Please note that copying without proper acknowledgement (plagiarism) is a very serious offence in the academic world.

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