Eric Cheung

Eric Cheung

Eric Cheung is a Hong Kong-based freelance journalist with a specific interest in geopolitical and social stories. His work has also appeared in other international media outlets including CNN International, Reuters, The Guardian, and ABC News (America).

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How did 2 Hong Kong innovative pioneers turn ideas into reality that can change the world?

Dennis Lo’s ‘set a goal’ to find non-invasive prenatal test now used in over 90 countries each year, and Soung Liew’s ‘passion’ led to faster wireless communication

15 Dec 2020 - 11:48AM

Dennis Lo’s ‘set a goal’ to find non-invasive prenatal test now used in over 90 countries each year, and Soung Liew’s ‘passion’ led to faster wireless communication

How did 2 Hong Kong innovative pioneers turn ideas into reality that can change the world?
How virtual reality helps you get 'inside the head' of Mongolia's conflicted emperor Kublai Khan

The epic online performance Stones of Venice — directed from Britain using VR and motion-capture technologies in Hong Kong — creates a more intimate connection with audiences for this tale of the ruler’s existential crisis.

6 Nov 2020 - 10:29AM

The epic online performance Stones of Venice — directed from Britain using VR and motion-capture technologies in Hong Kong — creates a more intimate connection with audiences for this tale of the ruler’s existential crisis.

How virtual reality helps you get 'inside the head' of Mongolia's conflicted emperor Kublai Khan
How artificial intelligence makes travel safer during Covid-19 and city commuting easier

AI can help computers recognise speech, predict people’s behaviour, detect signs of illness in passengers at airport check-ins and reduce fraudulent business transactions

5 Oct 2020 - 3:14PM

AI can help computers recognise speech, predict people’s behaviour, detect signs of illness in passengers at airport check-ins and reduce fraudulent business transactions

How artificial intelligence makes travel safer during Covid-19 and city commuting easier
How Singapore’s vibrant hawker culture – a ‘foodie’s delight’ – unifies its multiracial society

City state has applied to have its beloved hawker scene, dating from mid-1800s, recognised on Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

1 Sep 2020 - 10:45AM

City state has applied to have its beloved hawker scene, dating from mid-1800s, recognised on Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

How Singapore’s vibrant hawker culture – a ‘foodie’s delight’ – unifies its multiracial society
Jaws filmmaker among conservationists in battle to protect Earth’s underwater species

Veteran activist Valerie Taylor lobbies to preserve Australia’s fast-declining coral reef system and threatened marine life, while ecologist João Campos-Silva works to save world’s largest freshwater fish, arapaima, and secure livelihood of Brazil’s river fishing communities

28 Aug 2020 - 8:55AM

Veteran activist Valerie Taylor lobbies to preserve Australia’s fast-declining coral reef system and threatened marine life, while ecologist João Campos-Silva works to save world’s largest freshwater fish, arapaima, and secure livelihood of Brazil’s river fishing communities

Jaws filmmaker among conservationists in battle to protect Earth’s underwater species
Why has one of Singapore’s last rattan furniture craftsmen seen revived interest – after decades?

Chen Foon Kee, 72, who has run family business in city state for more than 50 years, uses thin stems of palms to painstakingly create shelves, tables and chairs by hand

1 Sep 2020 - 10:28AM

Chen Foon Kee, 72, who has run family business in city state for more than 50 years, uses thin stems of palms to painstakingly create shelves, tables and chairs by hand

Why has one of Singapore’s last rattan furniture craftsmen seen revived interest – after decades?
CLP Clock Tower: Hong Kong’s iconic heritage landmark still alive and ticking

Kadoorie Hill’s tower, in use since 1940 and one of Kowloon district’s few recognisable remaining pre-war features, will stand beside luxury residential development by 2022

13 Aug 2020 - 2:57PM

Kadoorie Hill’s tower, in use since 1940 and one of Kowloon district’s few recognisable remaining pre-war features, will stand beside luxury residential development by 2022

CLP Clock Tower: Hong Kong’s iconic heritage landmark still alive and ticking
The secrets of Diocesan Boys’ School’s success at nurturing generations of Hong Kong talent

Two alumni, architect Norman Chan and concert pianist Kajeng Wong, discuss their time at one of city's most prestigious schools and how it nurtures generations of talent


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7 Aug 2020 - 11:54AM

Two alumni, architect Norman Chan and concert pianist Kajeng Wong, discuss their time at one of city's most prestigious schools and how it nurtures generations of talent


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The secrets of Diocesan Boys’ School’s success at nurturing generations of Hong Kong talent
How Victoria Harbour’s red-sailed junk boat serves as iconic reminder of Hong Kong’s heritage

Dukling, a wooden, 65-year-old former fishing boat – the last original antique Chinese vessel still sailing in local waters – offers ‘history’ tours on evolution of city’s skyline

29 Jul 2020 - 11:06PM

Dukling, a wooden, 65-year-old former fishing boat – the last original antique Chinese vessel still sailing in local waters – offers ‘history’ tours on evolution of city’s skyline

How Victoria Harbour’s red-sailed junk boat serves as iconic reminder of Hong Kong’s heritage
How Hong Kong has re-energised its iconic electric trams for the 21st century

Modern trams in Hong Kong Tramways’ 165-strong fleet, which began serving Hong Kong Island in 1904, feature hi-tech, energy-saving innovations

15 Jul 2020 - 7:37PM

Modern trams in Hong Kong Tramways’ 165-strong fleet, which began serving Hong Kong Island in 1904, feature hi-tech, energy-saving innovations

How Hong Kong has re-energised its iconic electric trams for the 21st century
How design thinking’s user-centric approach helps Hong Kong embrace a cashless future

While Hong Kong has been slow in adopting digital payments, a mobile app has been leading the change with design thinking, an approach that puts user-centricity at the heart of product design.

15 Jun 2020 - 8:32AM

While Hong Kong has been slow in adopting digital payments, a mobile app has been leading the change with design thinking, an approach that puts user-centricity at the heart of product design.

How design thinking’s user-centric approach helps Hong Kong embrace a cashless future
What is diabetes and why are so many people suffering from this disease in China?

As China faces growing diabetes epidemic with 114 million sufferers – more than quarter of world’s total – scientists are working hard to find a cure for disease

28 Jun 2020 - 4:32PM

As China faces growing diabetes epidemic with 114 million sufferers – more than quarter of world’s total – scientists are working hard to find a cure for disease

What is diabetes and why are so many people suffering from this disease in China?
Why China’s Belt and Road Initiative offers world of business investment opportunities

Global superpower leads ambitious economic development plan to boost infrastructure and trade cooperation that involves more than 100 nations in Asia, Europe and Africa

27 Apr 2020 - 11:15AM

Global superpower leads ambitious economic development plan to boost infrastructure and trade cooperation that involves more than 100 nations in Asia, Europe and Africa

Why China’s Belt and Road Initiative offers world of business investment opportunities
Cut out more than 50 per cent of red meat from our diets or Earth faces catastrophe, experts say

Scientists warn that Earth’s sixth mass extinction may be underway, and man may only have 10 years to take drastic steps and protect planet’s vital plant and animal life

9 Mar 2020 - 5:55PM

Scientists warn that Earth’s sixth mass extinction may be underway, and man may only have 10 years to take drastic steps and protect planet’s vital plant and animal life

Cut out more than 50 per cent of red meat from our diets or Earth faces catastrophe, experts say
Why Hong Kong remains attractive to tech start-ups – despite challenges

While Hong Kong may be going through period of volatility, the local start-up landscape continues to entice newly established international businesses with new opportunities

6 Jan 2021 - 7:06PM

While Hong Kong may be going through period of volatility, the local start-up landscape continues to entice newly established international businesses with new opportunities

Why Hong Kong remains attractive to tech start-ups – despite challenges
5 common SME mistakes - and the solutions from cloud technology

New technology tools such as access to real-time accounting data, invoice automation and latest payment methods can help businesses achieve good financial health

13 Jan 2020 - 2:28PM

New technology tools such as access to real-time accounting data, invoice automation and latest payment methods can help businesses achieve good financial health

5 common SME mistakes - and the solutions from cloud technology
Hong Kong’s godfather of indie music gets creative to curate two Nordic-inspired concerts

Kung Chi-shing selects alternative sounds – experimental, colourful and always creative – for Nordic & Hong Kong Band Sound Gala at World Cultures Festival: The Nordics

19 Sep 2019 - 4:17PM

Kung Chi-shing selects alternative sounds – experimental, colourful and always creative – for Nordic & Hong Kong Band Sound Gala at World Cultures Festival: The Nordics

Hong Kong’s godfather of indie music gets creative to curate two Nordic-inspired concerts
6 business leaders reveal how companies can grow with – or without – outside funds

6 business leaders reveal how companies can grow with – or without – outside funds

18 Dec 2019 - 4:48PM

6 business leaders reveal how companies can grow with – or without – outside funds

6 business leaders reveal how companies can grow with – or without – outside funds
Spotlight on Peking opera: Chinese Opera Festival celebrates centuries-old ‘national’ art form

Top performers to launch two-month event at city’s Xiqu Centre and dazzle audiences with elaborate movements, extravagant make-up and high-pitched singing

28 Jun 2019 - 12:00PM

Top performers to launch two-month event at city’s Xiqu Centre and dazzle audiences with elaborate movements, extravagant make-up and high-pitched singing

Spotlight on Peking opera: Chinese Opera Festival celebrates centuries-old ‘national’ art form
Video doorbell and 4 other ‘invisible’ smart home devices to keep you in control without being seen

‘Discreet’ multi-feature devices make your home all eyes and ears

8 Apr 2019 - 7:00PM

‘Discreet’ multi-feature devices make your home all eyes and ears

Video doorbell and 4 other ‘invisible’ smart home devices to keep you in control without being seen
Greater Bay Area: 10 facts to put it in perspective

Chinese government’s master plan aims to tap the near-unlimited potential of one of the country’s most productive geographical areas.

6 Apr 2019 - 5:57PM

Chinese government’s master plan aims to tap the near-unlimited potential of one of the country’s most productive geographical areas.

Greater Bay Area: 10 facts to put it in perspective