Framing AIDS in China: A Comparative Analysis of US and Chinese Wire News Coverage of HIV/AIDS in China

  title={Framing AIDS in China: A Comparative Analysis of US and Chinese Wire News Coverage of HIV/AIDS in China},
  author={Min Wu},
  journal={Asian Journal of Communication},
  pages={251 - 272}
  • Min Wu
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Sociology
  • Asian Journal of Communication
This paper compares the news coverage of HIV/AIDS in China by the Xinhua News Agency of China and the Associated Press of the United States in 2004. By examining the frames embedded in the two news discourses, the study aims at uncovering how the social reality of HIV/AIDS in China is constructed by the two leading news organizations. Findings suggest that an overarching anti-government frame was evident in AP's report whereas Xinhua's coverage has articulated a pro-government frame. Three… 

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