Представление движения Black Lives Matter в издании КПК «Хуаньцю шибао»
The study of political discourse in the PRC media allows us to trace how ideas important for the ruling political elite are broadcast through news reports. The purpose of our study is to contribute to existing research and to reveal how discursive practices in the news about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the United States serve the goals of the Chinese political elites. From a theoretical point of view, the United States is used as the Other, the discussion of which is important for the self-identification of the PRC. The empirical part of the study includes a frame-analysis of 80 articles in Chinese collected from electronic versions of People's Daily and Global Times, which mention BLM movement between May and October 2020. Together and often instead of racism, discrimination and failed social policies, BLM news reports focus on human rights violations, a weakening of the vertical of power, and government dysfunction in the United States. Thus, news about the Other in the PRC's mass media are used to address criticism and to highlight the shortcomings of the American political model and the corresponding strength of the Chinese one.