In the Media

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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Wat vinden Chinezen nou zo leuk aan Nederland? (KRO, 2014)

Wat vinden Chinezen nou zo leuk aan Nederland? (KRO, 2014)

(KRO) – Kort fragment bij Gijs 2.0 Staverman: “Er komen steeds meer toeristen uit China naar Nederland. Maar wat vinden ze nou zo leuk hier. Sinologe Manya Koetse heeft het antwoord”:

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Polen Corrigeert Rusland in China (NOS op 3, 2014)

Polen Corrigeert Rusland in China (NOS op 3, 2014)

(NOS op 3) – “Op social media wordt een hoop gepraat over de ramp met vlucht MH17. Niet alleen in Europa, ook op de Chinese versie van Twitter, Weibo, is de crash een veelbesproken onderwerp.”

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China’s Anti-Pornografie Campagne (Radio 2, 2014)

China’s Anti-Pornografie Campagne (Radio 2, 2014)

(Dutch Radio) – Op zaterdag 17 mei kwam ik wat vertellen bij NCRV Cappuccino over China’s grote ‘schoonmaakactie’ van 2014.

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Rent a Date voor Chinees Nieuwjaar (Radio 2, 2014)

Rent a Date voor Chinees Nieuwjaar (Radio 2, 2014)

(Dutch Radio) – Voor NCRV’s Cappuccino op Radio 2, kwam ik op 25 januari iets vertellen over het naderende Chinese Nieuwjaar en de bijkomende stress van China’s single.

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Chinese Toeristen overspoelen Nederland (Radio 2, 2013)

Chinese Toeristen overspoelen Nederland (Radio 2, 2013)

Volgens de laatste cijfers worden er in 2025 rond de 800.000 Chinese toeristen verwacht in Nederland; viermaal zo veel als afgelopen jaar. Een klein gesprekje met NCRV’s Knooppunt Kranenbarg.

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Van Nep Leeuw tot Fake Art (Radio 2, 2013)

Van Nep Leeuw tot Fake Art (Radio 2, 2013)

(Dutch Radio) – Radio 2. Gesprekje op NCRV’s ‘Cappuccino’: In augustus 2013 bleek dat het grootste gedeelte van de collectie van een Chinees museum bestond uit nep objecten.

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