Analysing Intertextuality and Value-Laden Assumptions of the Elite Press-The case of China-US con/divergent interests in the Persian Gulf
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- China-US relations; Critical discourse analysis; Intertextuality; Value-laden assumptions
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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TY - CONF AU - Chen Li AU - Xiufeng Zhao PY - 2018/08 DA - 2018/08 TI - Analysing Intertextuality and Value-Laden Assumptions of the Elite Press-The case of China-US con/divergent interests in the Persian Gulf BT - Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 338 EP - 341 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-18.2018.77 DO - 10.2991/icesem-18.2018.77 ID - Li2018/08 ER -