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ARTICLE: How the Chinese state brushes aside social problems

The Chinese state media uses ritualistic framing to distract public attention from the social issues related to the annual Spring Festival homecoming, writes Meng Li, of Loyola Marymount University. The author analysed the coverage of the 2013-2014 Spring Festival on a morning show on the state-controlled CCTV-2 channel. The Spring Festival is an annual celebration … Continued


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ARTICLE: Chinese foreign correspondents are different from Westerners – but not alien

Chinese foreign correspondents share “many similarities with their Western counterparts” while still maintaining “distinctive features of their own”, write Shixin Ivy Zhang, the University of Nottingham Ningbo, and Xiaoling Zhang, of the University of Nottingham. The authors interviewed 19 Chinese journalists deployed in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The authors used a new framework … Continued


ARTICLE: US correspondents’ changing views of China

American journalists writing from China changed their views of the country several times, write Yunya Song, of Baptist University of Hong Kong, and Chin-Chuan Lee, of Hong Kong City University. They analysed 16 books written by front-row American foreign correspondents stationed in China in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The early 1970’s were marked with idealism, … Continued


ARTICLE: Inter-journalist connections, China in European press, and others

The journal International Communication Gazette has released its newest issue, which is a special on the relationship between China and the European Union, titled Mass Communication and EU-China Relations. Most of its articles have already been published online in late 2015 or early 2016, but it features some articles fresh off the review process. Chinese … Continued


ARTICLE: Why stereotypes of China persist

The perpetuation of stereotypes of China and the Chinese in Western media is the result of many reasons, writes Jeanne Boden, of KU Leuven. The author sketches out the history of mutual misrepresentation between China and the West, and presents six levels of distortions. The author recognizes the following sources of stereotyping: news selection, news … Continued


ARTICLE: Views of, and from, China

The journal Journalism has published a batch of online first articles on China. The articles are related to both the ways China is depicted by Western media and the way Chinese media operates in the west. William Fingleton, who is part of the European Union’s delegation to China, writes about the relationship between Western media … Continued