The ideology of the Chinese Communist Party behind climate change coverage- a framing analysis of People's Daily

Yu, Dingming (2022) The ideology of the Chinese Communist Party behind climate change coverage- a framing analysis of People's Daily. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This research aims to understand the CCP's ideology as represented in climate coverage issued by People's Daily. Framing analysis is used to show how climate change is presented and interpreted, while social semiotics is used as an analytical approach to show climate change coverage reflects of the ruling class's interests and rights. In domestic terms, successful marketisation has enhanced the CCP's legitimacy in the short term, while resulting in environmental degradation. This has brought a legitimacy crisis to the CCP. Creating a positive image in mitigating climate change helps the CCP to respond to the legitimacy crisis. It also emphasises the party’s ruling ability and enhances people's trust and dependence on the party. On the international level, the CCP is arguing for their legitimacy as well as trying to compete with capitalism by playing an active role in dealing with climate change. Climate change thus offers an opportunity for the CCP to demonstrate their ruling ability and demonstrate the superiority of socialism.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Climate change, CCP ideology, People’s Daily.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Munro, Dr. Neil and Happer, Dr. Catherine
Date of Award: 2022
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2022-83050
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 15:27
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 15:28
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.83050
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/83050

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