Karoline Kan was born in Tianjin in 1989 and studied at Beijing International Studies University. After graduating she worked for three years at That’s Beijing, writing long-form features in English about Chinese people’s lives in a society shaped by a changing culture, economy and politics. She then worked at Radio France International, focusing more on hard news, which helped her develop a better understanding of China from different angles. From summer 2016 to the end of 2018, she worked for The New York Times in Beijing and is now an editor at China Dialogue.
Talks and Screenings
Karoline Kan: Chinese millennials, new media and the surveillance effect
How do Chinese young people use new media like WeChat and Baidu and how has it changed their lives and relationships? Amid censorship, blocking and the advanced Chinese surveillance state, how much can they trust it and how does surveillance change their behaviour?
Editor at China Dialogue