No Party Line in Chinese News Media On Republican Primaries May12

No Party Line in Chinese News Media On Republican ...

China and the United States share a history muddled by mistrust. This is especially true today with respect to each country’s economic and political ambitions. The news media in one is influenced by its nation’s politics, culture and history in reporting on the other. Yet, despite these restrictions and sometimes-tense national relationship, the way that the Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television and the South China Morning Post covered the U.S. Republican primaries showed remarkable variety in their attitude towards American politics. This is an analysis of Chinese media coverage of this year’s Republican Primaries, from January...