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Dominique Vletter and Ronald Rabena, Jr.

Dominique Vletter and Ronald Rabena, Jr.

Dominique is a final year Master's student in the LSE - Peking University Dual Degree in International Affairs. Originally from the Netherlands, she has specialized in Chinese politics and history since her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and has since travelled through, interned in, and studied in China.

Ronnie Rabena is from Philadelphia and is currently a student on the LSE – PKU Double MSc Degree in International Affairs. He is a political news junkie who loves to debate politics, study American foreign policy, travel, try new foods, and connect with friends.

With nearly 900 million monthly users, China’s powerhouse super app – WeChat (微信)– has access to an unprecedented amount of social, financial, political, and personal data. Since its government-backed conception in …