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Works in the Works: Resisting State Domination: Exploring Hong Kong’s Press Coverage of the Sino-Africa Trade

September 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Speaker: Zheng Zhu, Humanities Department

This talk analyzes a Hong Kong-based newspaper’s representation of African countries and how it constructs the mainland government’s neo-imperialistic domination of Sino-Africa trade relations. The findings reveal that The South China Morning Post, a privately-owned Hong Kong newspaper, criticizes the Chinese government’s exploitation of the African continent by adopting the Western media and governments’ criticism of the Communist leadership. On a larger level, the talk will demonstrate the news media’s legitimation of the Hong Kong government’s neo-imperialistic domination of global trade and how the discourse of legitimation reflects changing geopolitical relations.

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Audience arrival time: 12:45-1pm
Presentation start time: 1pm.
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