Manya Koetse

What’s Happening Online in China (BBC World Interviews)

What’s Happening Online in China (BBC World Interviews)

(BBC World) – Speaking to BBC World, BBC World Update and BBC Weekend, on two separate news items that ignited discussions on Chinese social media in February.

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The CCTV Gala Black Face Controversy (BBC World News)

The CCTV Gala Black Face Controversy (BBC World News)

(BBC World) – I joined BBC World News live to discuss this year’s CCTV New Year Gala’s controversy over a skit about Africa which many deemed offensive.

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China’s Human Flesh Search Engine (New Facts/Belgium Radio 1)

China’s Human Flesh Search Engine (New Facts/Belgium Radio 1)

(Belgium Radio 1) – From Studio Desmet in Amsterdam, I recently joined the Belgium national radio talk show ‘New Facts’ (‘Nieuwe Feiten’) to explain the phenomenon of China’s ‘human flesh search engine.’

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TV Feature – Dutch Sinologist and What’s on Weibo (Xinhua, Tencent, Sina News)

TV Feature – Dutch Sinologist and What’s on Weibo (Xinhua, Tencent, Sina News)

(Various Chinese media) – On October 13, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua featured an item about my website What’s on Weibo and my views on Chinese social media and society.

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Television Interview – CCTV News World Weekly (CCTV)

Television Interview – CCTV News World Weekly (CCTV)

(CCTV News) – On October 1st, What’s on Weibo and myself were featured in the Chinese national weekly programme CCTV “World Weekly” (世界周刊) with a special interview about my website and interest in China.

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Interview – China is not a Mystery (Xinhua)

Interview – China is not a Mystery (Xinhua)

(Xinhua) – Xinhua News, one of China’s biggest state newspapers, came to my home this week to talk about What’s on Weibo and views on China. Read here: http://bit.ly/2jv686w

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Television Feature – Great Power Diplomacy (CCTV1 Documentary)

Television Feature – Great Power Diplomacy (CCTV1 Documentary)

(CCTV1) – What’s on Weibo was featured on China’s main TV channel this week in the first episode of “Great Power Diplomacy” (大国外交), a renowned state media documentary series on Chinese diplomacy and developments.

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Challenges & Censorship on Chinese Social Media (VPRO)

Challenges & Censorship on Chinese Social Media (VPRO)

(VPRO, Dutch Radio) – Chinese counterparts to Twitter and Whatsapp are receiving more and more attention in foreign media. On Dutch Radio 1 programme ‘Bureau Buitenland,’ I discussed the challenges and censorship on Chinese social media together with Professor Globalisation Studies Jeroen de Kloet.

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China Tells The World Bedtime Stories In Propaganda Drive (AFP)

China Tells The World Bedtime Stories In Propaganda Drive (AFP)

(Agence France-Presse) – Chinese state media are going to great lengths to tell the world about President Xi Jinping’s ambitious project to revive Silk Road trading routes with a massive multi-country infrastructure programme. AFP asked me to comment on China’s latest propaganda video. See: Daily Mail The Japan Times NDTV Hong Kong Free Press

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Tegenwind Krijgt Chinese Vrouw Niet Klein (Volkskrant)

Tegenwind Krijgt Chinese Vrouw Niet Klein (Volkskrant)

(Volkskrant) – Brief interview for article in Dutch Volkskrant Newspaper about Chinese business women and women’s rights in China by Fokke Obbema (Jun, 2015).

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China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by Over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by Over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

China Online, a new book by translator and multilingual netizen Véronique Michel, offers an exploration into China’s rapidly changing society and its flourishing internet environment. Review of CHINA ONLINE: NETSPEAK AND WORDPLAY USED BY OVER 700 MILLION CHINESE INTERNET USERS by Veronique Michel Tuttle Publishing, 2014, 159 pages, RRP £8.99 With the largest internet population […]

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