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China Social Trend Watcher

Manya Koetse

Beijing & Amsterdam

“Rapid digitalisation and connectivity in China is mobilising an entire generation; enabling homes away from home”

Manya Koetse is a social trend watcher and the editor-in-chief of ‘What’s on Weibo’, a website providing social, cultural and historical insights into an ever-changing China.

Manya brings a unique perspective on how the traditional concept of ‘home’ is changing in modern day China, where rapid urbanization and digitalization are impacting how people work, live, and interact with each other.

Manya’s tips for home within and beyond four walls:

  • Food brings people together: It brings life into the home, so invite people over and share hotpot with your friends and family
  • Surround yourself with what you love: Bring places you love back home through photos
  • A cluttered house is a cluttered mind: Create space in your head by decluttering your home
  • Zone your space: If you work from home, make sure you have an ‘office’ and ‘relax’ space, enabling you to detach