WeChat (微信), with more than 700 million users today, is no doubt one of most popular social networks in China. If you have ever visited China, you know the popularity of this app: People not only use it as an IM, but also do things like making payments, reading news, buying tickets, ordering food delivery and much more.
Yes, the daily life in China is a little bit strange: You can’t visit Google, Facebook and Twitter without using a good VPN, or 翻墙软件, but you can get by without a wallet as long as you have WeChat installed on your mobile Phone!
One popular feature of WeChat is its official accounts (微信公众号), which is a way for organizations, companies and individuals to interact with their customers and followers. In one respect, WeChat official accounts are quite like blogs. Followers can read posts published by the authors and even comment on them.
If you live in China and have a WeChat account (I bet you have one), you might be looking for some good WeChat official accounts to follow. Below is a list of some of the best English WeChat official accounts in China.
ShamelessPlus is a popular English WeChat official account targeting foreigner living in China, featuring sharp and witty original contents on topics such as culture, love and sex.
WeChat ID: niubipanda
NiubiPanda is an English WeChat official account featuring daily Mandarin lessons as well as China life guide with information about jobs, visas and more.
WeChat ID: ChinaWire
ChinaWire is an English WeChat official account where you can find articles on China news, food, travel, learning Chinese and more .
WeChat ID: GuideinChina
GuideinChina is an English WeChat official account featuring news and guides about China.
WeChat ID: theBeijinger
theBeijinger is the WeChat official account of the theBeijinger magazine, featuring events and guides on Beijing.
WeChat ID: Thats_Shanghai
ThatsShanghai is the WeChat official account of That’s Shanghai, a popular magazine about Shanghai. It features news, guides and events in Shanghai.
WeChat ID: imandarin
iMandarin is an English-Chinese bilingual WeChat official account featuring daily lessons on learning Mandarin.
WeChat ID: ExpatExpress
ExpatExpress is an English WeChat official account helping expats in China entering the China job market or finding good job candidates.
WeChat ID: China-Channel
ChCh is an English WeChat official account about … well, WeChat. If you want to learn more about using WeChat in China, you should follow this account.
NetworkingMatters is an English WeChat official account for anybody interested in business and startup networking events in Beijing and Shanghai. It posts events in these two cities on a regular basis.