The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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?

Karoline Kan author of Under Red Skies and an editor for China Dialogue, in conversation with Malcolm Moore, technology news editor, The Financial Times.

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series.

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Karoline Kan

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.

Malcolm Moore

Malcolm Moore is the technology news editor of The Financial Times. Previously head of UK news and a foreign correspondent in Rome, Shanghai and Beijing.


  • 3 June 2019 18.30–20.30
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London