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About What’s on Weibo

 

What’s on Weibo is an independent news site reporting social trends in an ever-changing China. What’s on Weibo sheds light on China’s social media, dynamic digital developments, and the trends that are shaping the present and future of Chinese culture & society.

With a strong focus on China’s online media environment, What’s on Weibo aims to explain the story behind the hashtag. It is meant for people and (marketing) companies to create a deeper understanding of China today and the growing importance of the Internet, social media, brands, and popular culture in the PRC.

What’s on Weibo is fully independent, and is not affiliated with Sina Weibo or other social media companies in any way. For an explanation of the Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo, please go to our Short Introduction of Sina Weibo. We always cite or link to our sources.

What’s on Weibo articles have been featured and mentioned by different international media, including Newsweek, Caixin Global, CNBC, Washington Post, Time (magazine), International Business Times, South China Morning Post, BBC, Global Times, USA Today, China Daily, China Digital Times, Munchies, The SunDaily Mail, The WeekHuffington Post, That’s Mag, Business Insider, NOS,  GeenStijl, VICE Magazine, 360 Magazine, Parool, La Tribune, Spiegel Online, 內幕雜誌 [Inside Magazine], and many more.

Visitors have free and unlimited access to all of our articles, and can support our site by donating here.

For an overview of the entire editorial team of What’s on Weibo please see our Team Page.

 

Editor-in-Chief

 

Manya Koetse

Manya Koetse

Founder & Editor-in-chief

Manya Koetse is a China media watcher and the editor-in-chief of www.whatsonweibo.com. She is a writer, public speaker, and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on online media and digital developments, popular culture, and gender issues.

Manya founded What’s on Weibo in 2014 to provide societal, cultural, and historical insights into an ever-changing China through the lens of Chinese social media. What’s on Weibo is fully managed by Koetse, who has written over 800 articles on this site over the past few years.

For more about What’s on Weibo and its media coverage, see about What’s on Weibo. For more about Manya’s media appearances, from BBC World to CCTV, see Manya in the media.