The Discursive Construction of the Chinese National Image in China Daily’s Reports on the G20 Summit

  •  Wuhan Zhu    
  •  Siyun Ji    


This study investigates what images of China were constructed in China Daily’s reports on the G20 summit, and how this was done. One hundred and fifty samples were collected to form a corpus. Data was analyzed through Antconc3.2.4w under Fairclough’s three-dimensional framework. The findings indicated that China Daily has constructed Chinese national images such as a rapidly developing cooperator, a voluntarily responsible, innovative and civilized country with the language resources of vocabulary, modality, tense and the collocation. The study has thus provided some implications for readers to further comprehend the positive national images of China, and for other domestic media to better their foreign publicity strategies.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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