National Image Shaping by Chinese and Foreign Media in Reporting the Lockdown in Wuhan: A Case Study of China Daily and The New York Times

  •  Cui Wanqi    


The lockdown in Wuhan in 2020 represents the largest-scale epidemic quarantine measure in human history. During this period, the media's influence on shaping international public opinion was significant. Therefore, a comprehensive analysis and comparison of the articles related to this critical public health event from both Chinese and foreign media sources are essential. In this paper, the articles regarding the Wuhan lockdown by China Daily and The New York Times are selected as the research object. By comparing these articles, this study provides reference opinions for future reporting on similar events in China.

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