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A Study on the Korean Media’s Perception of China’s OROB Initiative

YANG CHUL 1

1성균관대학교 성균중국연구소

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ABSTRACT

This paper examines how Korean media has become aware of ‘One Belt, One Road(OBOR)’ initiative, by analyzing the trend of press release in Korea about ‘OBOR’ initiative which is the China's national strategy in the Xi Jinping era. The importance and the understanding of ‘OBOR’ initiative are rising in the international community as various activities in China have been held to support ‘OBOR’ initiative. Despite the circumstance, the volume of Korean press release on ‘OBOR’ initiative had plummeted, and now seems to be increasing as the relationship between Korea and China is expected to recover after the inauguration of new government in Korea. This paper utilized the second level agenda-setting theory to analyze a correlation between the political science and media. It analyzed the keywords extracted from the news articles of 60 media in Korea from September 2013 to May 2017 that are related with ‘OBOR’. This paper is significant to confirm the areas of interest and the change of perception of Korean media on ‘OBOR’ initiative by discovering the regional keyword, the change of keywords in each sector, and the current state and the growth rate of press release in each sector and type of media. Furthermore, This paper is significant in that the change in the perception of bilateral media on different issue such as THAAD deployment can enlarge extensionality on study.

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