Photo by Wilfred Chan.

Photo by Wilfred Chan.


Hi, this is Karen. I'm a Hong Kong journalist and writer.

I'm currently a senior reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. I'm also a co-founding editor of online music and culture zine Still / Loud, and the Hong Kong desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific

I've written for Al JazeeraHong Kong Review of BooksopenDemocracy and LARB China Channel, amongst others. I was also a consultant for PEN America's 71-page report, Writing on the Wallon the missing Causeway Bay booksellers.

I previously covered the local music scene for The Underground HK, reviewed performing arts for HKELD as a guest critic, and served as the editor of University of Hong Kong's multimedia publication hKUDOS. I was also a contributor at University of Glasgow's Qmunicate, where my essay on the 2014 Umbrella Movement made the cover story. 

In 2016, I was named one of The Coffeelicious' favourite women writers. My poetry has been published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

I graduated from the University of Hong Kong with first class honours in BA (Literary Studies), and later I obtained an LLB degree at the same school. 

I am sometime available for writing commissions and Chinese-to-English translation projects. 

You can say hello to me on twitter @karenklcheung. Subscribe to my tinyletter for an email in your inbox every time I am sad.