Rita Cheng is a senior data journalist with the Asia Fact Check Lab of Radio Free Asia. Her journalism career started in Taiwan and she obtained her Master’s degree in the UK. Before settling in the US, she worked for the Central News Agency (Taiwan) as a correspondent in Washington DC, Shanghai, and Beijing. Her coverage has spanned topics ranging from cross-Strait relations and US-China relations, to social events and human rights issues in China. In 2023, her project on China’s birth control policy was recognized as a silver award winner for human rights reporting by the New York Festivals.