Sino-Japanese Relations from the Perspective of Chinese Mainstream Media During the Pandemic: Based on Word2vec and DTM Model
Jiangying Wei and Xiuwu Zhang
School of Statistics, Huaqiao University
No.668 Jimei Avenue, Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian 361021, China
We conducted sentiment classification for news reports during the COVID-19 pandemic on Sino-Japanese relations from Chinese and Japanese media. Based on the Word2vec and Dynamic Topic Models, we analyzed the macroscopic dimension of theme distribution and the semantic change process of “Sino-Japanese” related words. The results indicate that Chinese media reports are mainly neutral, but Japanese ones are mainly negative. The meaning of the terms related to “Sino-Japanese” has not changed significantly, but there are minor differences in the content of reports on the same subject in different periods. During Suga’s administration, the overall stability of Sino-Japanese relations and the continued advancement of pragmatic cooperation are expected to continue.
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