The Exercise of Power: Analysis of the Role of China English in Cross-Cultural Communication

Bingtian ZHANG


The globalization of English has caused its localization. With normative English at the core, China English is used to express the unique things of Chinese society and culture. The influence of the Chinese language in the world is still very limited. Thus, the use of China English is the inevitable choice to strengthen China’s foreign exchange and communication with different cultures. Since English is the lingua franca of today’s world, the English-speaking countries, as the case stands, are in control of the discourse power in the international exchanges, which has resulted in the inequalities in the cross-cultural communication practices between the English-speaking countries and non-English-speaking countries. The promotion and use of China English are of great strategic significance to ensure the security of Chinese national culture, highlight the cultural discourse power of China and carry out the external dissemination of Chinese culture.


Chinese culture; China English; Crosscultural communication; Discourse power

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