A Corpus-Based Study of China’s Diplomatic Image in the English Translation of China’s Diplomatic Speeches

Na LI, Xiaohan LI, Yang HAN


In the international arena, different countries have various perceptions of China’s image. To explore the diplomatic image of China, we examine the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and modal verbs in the corpus of regular press conferences of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2020-2022 and Chinese government reports, and seeks to reflect the diplomatic image of China in specific contexts as well as accurate data. The paper finds that China’s diplomatic image is generally consistent with what is presented domestically, and that China’s image is not deliberately created. China adheres to its national sovereignty and has a strong sense of a human community with a shared future, actively cooperates with many countries and is committed to the progress and development of the world.


China’s image; Corpus; Diplomatic speeches; Current politics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12961


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