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‘Korean Wave’ Neemt de Wereld Over (Aan Tafel bij Twan Huys/RTL Late Night)

‘Korean Wave’ Neemt de Wereld Over (Aan Tafel bij Twan Huys/RTL Late Night)

(RTL Late Night) – De Koreaanse band BTS is slechts een voorbeeld van de immens populaire K-pop-trend in de muziekwereld, legt Manya Koetse uit. Het vormen van de boybands gaat door middel van scouten, selecties en trainingskampen. “Ze worden op zang, dans een taalles getest alsof ze een product zijn”, aldus Koetse.

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Over de Moderne Vrouw in China Vandaag (VPRO Zomer Express)

Over de Moderne Vrouw in China Vandaag (VPRO Zomer Express)

(VPRO) – Vrouwen in China nemen steeds actiever deel aan de economie. Dat is een grote verandering in een land waar familie, huwelijk en kinderen altijd het hoogste doel waren. Hoe gaan moderne Chinese vrouwen hiermee om? We spreken erover met sinoloog Manya Koetse en Chinacorrespondent Eefje Rammeloo.

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Why Chinese Filmgoers Won’t Be Seeing Christopher Robin (BBC World Update)

Why Chinese Filmgoers Won’t Be Seeing Christopher Robin (BBC World Update)

(BBC World Update) – Disney’s latest film Christopher Robin will not be released in Chinese cinemas. Manya Koetse speaks to Paul Henley at BBC World Update (see video by What’s on Weibo here):

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Nieuwe Winnie de Poeh-film Verboden in China (NOS Jeugdjournaal)

Nieuwe Winnie de Poeh-film Verboden in China (NOS Jeugdjournaal)

(Jeugdjournaal) – De nieuwe Winnie de Poeh-film is deze zomer in bijna de hele wereld te zien. Maar niet in China. Volgens sommigen heeft dat te maken met de grapjes die er vaak worden gemaakt over de Chinese president.

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Discussing Social Credit and Latest Trends on the China Experience Show (China.org)

Discussing Social Credit and Latest Trends on the China Experience Show (China.org)

(China.org) – In the latest episode of the ‘China Experience Show,’ an initiative by China state media outlet China.org, I was invited to talk to Bryan Michael Galvan about the most important trends we’ve seen on social media recently.

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The Social Credit System (Asia Society)

The Social Credit System (Asia Society)

(Asia Society) – Transparent citizens, police state, totalitarian rule: The catchphrases used to describe the Social Credit System (SCS) are oftentimes lurid. Manya Koetse of ‘What’s on Weibo’ on ordinary citizens’ lives under the Social Credit System.

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The Problem of UnionPay in Amsterdam / the Netherlands

The Problem of UnionPay in Amsterdam / the Netherlands

Many people who travel from China with their debit card on them are shocked when they find out the challenges of getting Euros with their UnionPay card.

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De Disneyfabriek achter K-pop (NOS/Oog op Morgen)

De Disneyfabriek achter K-pop (NOS/Oog op Morgen)

(NOS/Radio 1, in Dutch) – Koreaanse popmuziek is al jaren populair in China. In Nederland raken we er nu pas bekend mee. Wat is het recept van het K-pop succes? Ik sprak erover in de NOS Studio.

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In Gesprek met Wilfried de Jong over Verbannen Varkentje Peppa in China (Radio 1/Met Het Oog op Morgen)

In Gesprek met Wilfried de Jong over Verbannen Varkentje Peppa in China (Radio 1/Met Het Oog op Morgen)

(NOS, in Dutch) – “China boycot Peppa Pig! @manyapan weet waarom het onschuldige varkentje de ban in moet.” In gesprek met Wilfried de Jong. Kijk het fragment hier terug.

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Peppa Pig Banned from Douyin as Icon of Chinese Online “Punks” (BBC World Update)

Peppa Pig Banned from Douyin as Icon of Chinese Online “Punks” (BBC World Update)

(BBC World Update) – Manya Koetse talking to BBC World Update’s Paul Henley on May 1st on the recent ban of Peppa Pig from Chinese short video app Douyin.

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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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TV Interview – CCTV News World Weekly (CCTV)

TV 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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TV Feature – Great Power Diplomacy (CCTV1 Documentary)

TV 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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De Zomer Express: Chinese Sociale Media (Bureau Buitenland / VPRO)

De Zomer Express: Chinese Sociale Media (Bureau Buitenland / VPRO)

(VPRO, in Dutch) – Chinese varianten van Twitter en Whatsapp zijn in China mateloos populair. Binnen de Great Firewall van China zijn miljoenen smartphonegebruikers dagelijks met elkaar in contact. In De Zomer Express sinoloog Manya Koetse en hoogleraar Globalisation Studies Jeroen de Kloet.

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Chinese Bloggers Turn to Popular Web Platforms to Connect with Their Readers (SCMP)

Chinese Bloggers Turn to Popular Web Platforms to Connect with Their Readers (SCMP)

(South China Morning Post) – “Chinese writers steer path round censors to earn cash through apps”, including short interview I did with Agence France-Presse on how bloggers turn to popular web platforms to connect with their readers – so long as they stay within the bounds of the ‘Great Firewall.’

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China’s Post-1990s and the Employment Market (De Balie)

China’s Post-1990s and the Employment Market (De Balie)

(De Balie Amsterdam) – Talking about young people and the employment market in China at The Balie Amsterdam on 13 June 2017, theme night: “Young people have the future in their hands, but no contract.”

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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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China’s Online Army of Happy Citizens (NOS op 3)

China’s Online Army of Happy Citizens (NOS op 3)

(NOS) – A new research recently revealed the world behind the so-called ‘Fifty Cent Party’ – an army of online commentators shaping debates on Chinese social media. I spoke to Dutch news broadcaster NOS about this phenomenon.

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Sing Disney in Chinese: Moana ‘How Far I’ll Go’ Lyrics in Mandarin

Sing Disney in Chinese: Moana ‘How Far I’ll Go’ Lyrics in Mandarin

Lyrics (pinyin and translation) of Moana’s themesong ‘How Far I’ll Go’, ‘能走多远’ [Néng zǒu duō yuǎn] in Chinese.

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