Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2018)

Analysing Intertextuality and Value-Laden Assumptions of the Elite Press-The case of China-US con/divergent interests in the Persian Gulf

Authors
Chen Li, Xiufeng Zhao
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Chen Li
Available Online August 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-18.2018.77How to use a DOI?
Keywords
China-US relations; Critical discourse analysis; Intertextuality; Value-laden assumptions
Abstract

This paper aims to identify whether the “elite-cum-official consensus” exists in the US press with regard to China-US divided interests over international affairs such as the 2012 Hormuz Crisis. Based on a critical discourse analysis of the sampled newspaper, this paper reaches the following conclusions: (1) these papers tended to contextualize China’s behaviour in this region within the economic framework; (2) value-laden assumptions are also made, as they were allocating China certain roles/responsibilities to coordinate the US-led sanction against Iran. It reaffirms the necessity to strengthen the China-US diplomatic dialogue between top officials and elite discourses so as to avoid unnecessary confrontations.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-557-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-18.2018.77How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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