Karoline Kan was born in Tianjin in 1989 and studied at Beijing International Studies University. After graduating she worked 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. 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.
Karoline has contributed to various other media including Foreign Policy, Roads and Kingdoms, The Nikkei Asian Review, et al, and her debut work of non-fiction, Under Red Skies: The Life and Times of a Chinese Millennial, was published in spring 2019.