Manya Koetse

My Love of China Began With a Thank You Note (China Daily)

My Love of China Began With a Thank You Note (China Daily)

(China Daily) – On the front page of the English China Daily in July 2016 – a short feature story on how my China journey started with a thank you note. Click link to read the full story: http://bit.ly/29OeY76

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Beijing XII: Altijd Wakker in Beijing

Beijing XII: Altijd Wakker in Beijing

Het is donker in Beijing. Het is dinsdagavond en er is zojuist code rood voor smog gegeven. De elektriciteit in het appartement is ermee gestopt, en de stad lijkt opeens griezelig stil vanuit het huiskamerraam op de 22e verdieping. Geen luide televisie, geen brommend luchtreinigingsapparaat, geen achtergrondmuziek. Ik zie slechts enkele lichtjes twinkelen door de […]

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When Would You Intervene? (BBC)

When Would You Intervene? (BBC)

(BBC World) – One video went viral on Sina Weibo, showing how bystanders ignored a woman being assaulted in a Beijing hotel. I covered this topic on What’s on Weibo and was invited to join a discussion for BBC World Have Your Say.

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The Rising Cost of a Chinese Bride Price (BBC)

The Rising Cost of a Chinese Bride Price (BBC)

(BBC Trending) – What’s on Weibo news story about China’s skyrocketing bride prices and the problems they bring for the men who cannot afford featured by BBC Trending. I spoke to Mike Wendling and Sam Judah about the issue in the BBC Trending radio show.

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Reportage: Chinese Kliekjesvrouwen (VPRO)

Reportage: Chinese Kliekjesvrouwen (VPRO)

(Dutch Public Radio VPRO) – In December 2015, VPRO reporter Tessa Hoogvliet came with me to Beijing to work on a radio programme about various Chinese societal issues, including the leftover women.

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Hoe Jonge Chinezen een Vriendin Inhuren voor Chinees Nieuwjaar (NOS op 3)

Hoe Jonge Chinezen een Vriendin Inhuren voor Chinees Nieuwjaar (NOS op 3)

(NOS op 3) – For What’s on Weibo I published a story about how Chinese single men and women rent a date to take home with them for Chinese New Year. The NOS featured the story and interviewed me about this issue.

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Chinese People Attacked with Milk Powder in Amsterdam (RTVNH/Parool)

Chinese People Attacked with Milk Powder in Amsterdam (RTVNH/Parool)

What’s on Weibo reported about a failed prank in Amsterdam, where two boys attacked Chinese people with milk powder.

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“Ons Manya in de Smog City Des Doods” (GeenStijl)

One of my What’s on Weibo vlogs about the red alarm for smog in Beijing was featured by news blog Geen Stijl.

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Western media and Online Communication in China (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/RNW)

Western media and Online Communication in China (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/RNW)

On November 6th, 2015, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Radio Netherlands Worldwide organized a panel discussion about Western media and online communication in China.

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Love and Online Dating in China: Serious Business

Love and Online Dating in China: Serious Business

China’s economic growth has brought about drastic societal changes in the last decennia. It has not just changed entire villages and family constructions; it has also reshaped the landscape of dating and marriage.

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Waarom Thieme Niet Over De Panda’s Moet Zeuren

Waarom Thieme Niet Over De Panda’s Moet Zeuren

Ze heten Wuwen en Xingya, de twee panda’s die deze week aan Nederland beloofd werden tijdens het staatsbezoek van Koning Willem-Alexander aan de Volksrepubliek China. Een belangrijk gebaar van China aan Nederland, dat de goede relaties tussen beide landen onderstreept. Maar als het aan Marianne Thieme van de Partij van de Dieren ligt, is het […]

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Women’s Rights in China & Netherlands (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/RNW)

Women’s Rights in China & Netherlands (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/RNW)

On May 20, 2015, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Radio Netherlands Worldwide organized a panel discussion on women’s rights in China and the Netherlands.

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From Woman Warrior to Good Wife – Confucian Influences on the Portrayal of Women in China’s Television Drama

From Woman Warrior to Good Wife – Confucian Influences on the Portrayal of Women in China’s Television Drama

For an upcoming Routledge edition on Religion and the Media in China, I have been working on a chapter about the Confucian influences on the portrayal of women in contemporary Chinese television drama. The volume, that is edited by Stefania Travagnin, focuses on “the intersection of religion and the media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches […]

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Top 10 Apps for Studying Chinese 2015

Top 10 Apps for Studying Chinese 2015

Top 10 apps for studying Chinese that will help you you improve your Chinese. My favorite apps, good for anyone studying Chinese from beginners to advanced level.

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Censorship & China’s Social Media (Parool)

Censorship & China’s Social Media (Parool)

(Parool) – Interview with Parool newspaper about What’s on Weibo, censorship in China and the trending topics of the day (Parool PS 14 maart 2015, 4-5). Photography by Homeira Rastegar.

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Various News Stories (360 Magazine)

Various News Stories (360 Magazine)

(360 Magazine) – Various articles about trending topics on Chinese social media or China news for the Dutch 360 Magazine.

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Between Japan, China & Hometown Haarlem (Elle Magazine)

Between Japan, China & Hometown Haarlem (Elle Magazine)

(Dutch Elle magazine) – Short interview in Dutch Elle magazine, January 2015 about living and traveling in China, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore – and staying rooted in hometown Haarlem.

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China kijkt af hoe het moet bij de Nederlandse melkindustrie

China kijkt af hoe het moet bij de Nederlandse melkindustrie

Het gaat slecht met de Chinese melk. Sinds het grote melkschandaal van 2008 heeft het imago van China’s melkindustrie een flinke deuk opgelopen. Chinezen halen melkpoeder uit het buitenland en zijn bereid er de hoogste prijs voor te betalen. Hoog tijd voor de Chinese overheid om de melkproductie drastisch te verbeteren. Daarvoor kijken ze naar hoe […]

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The Weird World of Taobao (China Daily)

The Weird World of Taobao (China Daily)

China Daily special about China’s e-commerce platform Taobao, featuring What’s on Weibo. Read the article in either of the links below.

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荷媒看中国:微博展示中国人想法 (RNW)

荷媒看中国:微博展示中国人想法 (RNW)

Holland Online (荷兰在线) is a Chinese media platform by RNW (Radio Netherlands Worldwide), focused on Chinese news in Dutch media. In this article, titled “Holland watches China: Weibo shows what Chinese people think”

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