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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(8); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.020801.

An Analysis of Metaphorical Frame of News Reports in Mainstream Media--Take the Coverage of People’s Daily in 2019 as an Example


Chen Laiai,Wu Lin

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Chen Laiai,Wu Lin

Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212018, China


This paper takes 35 “one country, two policies” reports in People’s Daily from June to August 2019 as the research object, and analyzes them with conceptual metaphor and frame theory. It is found that there are seven metaphorical categories in the report, mainly war, kinship and bridge. The People’s Daily's evaluation of “one country, two policies” includes negative and positive evaluation, which reflects the media's attitude towards the policies of indifference to the masses; positive evaluation reflects the media's attitude towards political officials and the masses to uphold the “one country, two policies” policies, jointly safeguard national security, and give full affirmation to the ideology of fighting against the power of discord.


Conceptual metaphor, Negative evaluation, Positive evaluation

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Chen Laiai,Wu Lin. An Analysis of Metaphorical Frame of News Reports in Mainstream Media--Take the Coverage of People’s Daily in 2019 as an Example. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 8: 1-4. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.020801.


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