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Seven Questions about Weibo (InsightBeats)

Seven Questions about Weibo (InsightBeats)

(InsightBeats) – German blog InsightBeats asked me seven questions about What’s on Weibo, the Chinese internet community, the interaction with my readers and the future of social media in China. Full link to article (in German).

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Chinese Lege Nest Syndroom (KRO/NCRV)

Chinese Lege Nest Syndroom (KRO/NCRV)

As a new semester has started, freshmen across China leave their hometowns to start a new life at university. For parents who find it hard to say goodbye, many Chinese universities set up tent camps outside the dorms. I wrote about these so-called “tents of love”, and talked about this phenomenon with Karin de Groot at Groot op 5.

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Visiting Programme for Young Sinologists (CCTV)

Visiting Programme for Young Sinologists (CCTV)

Participating in the 2016 Chinese Ministry of Culture’s Visiting Programme for Young Sinologists in Beijing, various Chinese media covered the event for which I was interviewed at multiple occasions.

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Kroonprinses Amalia Gaat op Chinese Les (KRO/NCRV)

Kroonprinses Amalia Gaat op Chinese Les (KRO/NCRV)

(Gijs 2.0) – Radio interview for Dutch Radio 2 show Gijs 2.0 with host Gijs Staverman about the Dutch princess Amalia who will be learning Chinese at school. How difficult is it to speak Chinese? Listen to the short interview here.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Aan Weibo kun je goed zien waar China zich mee bezig houdt” (Vice)

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