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 Hong Kong’s young innovators are using technology to build a safer society

Robots automatically disinfect shopping malls and deliver meals in quarantine hotels, while a flight simulator trains pilots and students with an emphasis on aviation safety.

Robots automatically disinfect shopping malls and deliver meals in quarantine hotels, while a flight simulator trains pilots and students with an emphasis on aviation safety.

13 Jan 2022 - 2:13PM
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

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
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.

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
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:17PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:18PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 1:03PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:19PM
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

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 Jan 2022 - 2:20PM
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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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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13 Jan 2022 - 2:20PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:21PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:21PM
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.

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.

13 Jan 2022 - 2:23PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:22PM
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

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
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:24PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:15PM
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

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 2022 - 2:25PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:26PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:25PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:26PM
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

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:27PM
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.

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

13 Jan 2022 - 2:27PM