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Dutch Sinologist Interprets China’s Social Media for West

Manya Koetse is founder of the “What’s on Weibo” website, which offers English-language social, cultural and historical insights into trending topics of China. Photo: Manya Koetse
Manya Koetse is founder of the “What’s on Weibo” website, which offers English-language social, cultural and historical insights into trending topics of China. Photo: Manya Koetse

Is Chinese social media better at handling fake news than Facebook is? Is it a true measure of what really matters to ordinary Chinese, or is it just flush with gossip on celebrity hookups and divorces?

These are questions that Dutch Sinologist Manya Koetse is asked every day. As the founder of the “What’s on Weibo” website, she is glued to Chinese social media, and says she starts scanning what’s trending the moment she wakes up.

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