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Mr. Cheung Siu Wai

Senior Lecturer
Director of MA in International Journalism Studies Programme

(852) 3411 8209

Mr. Cheung has taught journalism and communication in universities both in Hong Kong and in mainland China. He is a specialist in news gathering, journalistic writing and political communication, in addition to cultural criticism, public relations and international affairs. He started teaching graduate courses of the MA in Communication Program at HKBU in 2009.

Mr. Cheung started his journalistic career in the 1980s. He was U.S. Bureau Chief of the newspaper Ta Kung Pao for 13 years and was twice elected the President of New York Foreign Press Association. He was assistant managing editor before leaving the newspaper in 2009. Today, he appears frequently on local TV programs and on satellite TV channels as guest commentator on international issues and current affairs in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

Mr. Cheung was a graduate of the Institute of International Relations in Beijing, majoring in English language. He later earned his master’s degree in International Affairs from the New School University in New York.

Classes Taught

Courses taught at undergraduate level:

Theories and Techniques of Reporting I
Theories and Techniques of Reporting II
Copy Editing
Reporting Laboratory
News Translation
Advanced Reporting and Writing
News Writing and Reporting
Analytical and Opinion Writing

Courses taught in Taught Postgraduate Programs:

Media and Communication in Chinese Societies
Issues and Cases in Mass Communication
Advanced PR Writing for Multimedia
International Relations Theory and Practice
Globalization, Economics and Finance

Research & Teaching Interests

Journalism teaching and media education
Journalistic writing and academic writing
Media law and media ethics
Press freedom and media control
PR writing for nonprofit institutions
Political science and political communication
International relations and geopolitics
Development theories and modern society
Gender studies and social development