September 2021

National Image in International Relations: The Perception of China’s National Image on Vietnamese Social Media: A case study of the VnExpress of 2019
Nguyen Tuan Hung
The University of Danang, University of Science and Education, Da Nang city, Vietnam

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The paper aims to analyse the perception of the China’s national image on Vietnam social media through a case study of VnExpress Online News. The study surveyed 901 articles with topics related to China from January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2019 based on using content analysis and case study methods. The results show that the social media plays an important role in shaping China's national image in Vietnam. China's national image is received by the Vietnamese public both positively and negatively. The perception of Vietnamese public is more negative than positive on social media.


China’s national image, VnExpress, Vietnamese public, social media, national image.


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