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Hello, I am Cecily Huang, a bilingual journalist from Beijing.  After I obtained my master degree in University of Technology, Sydney in May, 2016, I started to work for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Beijing office, as a producer. I work on daily news, as well as feature and documentary.

Since I joined ABC, I am very proud, with my knowledge and network, I could produce programs not only about Chinese politics, society, but also modern Chinese culture, such as rock music, contemporary art. I am very keen to show Australian audiences the changing face of China, and the challenge that China faces.

In 2016,  I and my ABC team got on the cruise and followed the first group wedding of nine Chinese homosexual couples on international sea. We made a documentary to celebrate this milestone event in Chinese homosexual history, and recorded their tears, frustrations, and battles in China.   See  The Love Boat.

When I was studying my master degree in Sydney, I worked as a freelance journalist for various medias, covering the relationship between Australia and China. Meanwhile, I taught Chinese in public schools.
Previously, I was working for The Guardian, Beijing office as the researcher and news assistant for three years, coving environmental, political and social news in China.

In April 2013, I flew to the disaster area a few hours later when the earthquake hit Sichuan province to assist the correspondents getting the intensive report on April 20. I persuaded the former Red Guard to accept our interview about his guilt over the mother he sent to her death during the Cultural Revolution and simultaneously interpreted the entire interview. Meanwhile, I worked as the producer the video.

I previously worked for Jonathan Watts, the Guardian’s Asia Environment Correspondent. We were the first foreign media group to arrive in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, reporting on the May 2011 protest by ethnic Mongolians. Even after the policeman blocked the area, I managed to get in to interview the student protesters, and the accident witness.

In the feature story about the heavy-handed enforcement of China’s family planning policy, I convinced the local officials at first time to talk to the foreign media on this sensitive subject. I dug out some unknown information to clarify the outsider’s misunderstanding on this policy. I proposed to report on this subject through a new environmental angel by both positive and negative side that made our report distinguished from the other media.

All the stories I have contributed to credit me and are available to read on the Guardian website: http://www.guardian.co.uk

I studied law in college, but I gradually realised it did not suit me. After graduation, I was an editor at an English-language life style magazine, the Beijinger  and that’s Beijing  for four years.

Working at Wu Promotion has helped me expand my knowledge of performing arts, with a focus on classical music and ballet. I have helped the projects including the recent operas, The Ring of Nibelung and Don Giovanni by Cologne Opera House in Shanghai and Beijing.

I have travelled most of Asian countries, and visited U.K, and U.S.A. I enjoy to experience different cultures and learn history. It always inspires me to learn new skills and build more layers on my personality.  I dance salsa, play tennis, go hiking, and I love cooking.

Thank you for reading and I hope we have a chance to meet you. I am delighted to introduce Chinese culture to you.

You can contact me at huang.cecily@gmail.com.  

3 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Oli says:

    A big shout for the amazing work Cecily has done for us.
    Committed, dedicated and passionate about her job, she delivered us an outstanding report! Thanks again Cec!

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  4. IAN ANDERSON FINE ART says:

    Hi Cecily.
    I have just read your article from ABC News “The generation gap is huge for China’s millennials and our parents”.
    Very insightful.
    Thanx for the gem of information. It gives me a greater understanding of cultural shifts in China and a catalyst for understanding in other cultures and the generation gaps.
    Appreciated.
    Ian Anderson. (Ex pat Aussie in New Zealand)

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