News media framing of nuclear power in china from 2004 to 2013

Yongxiang Wang, Jingping Li, Ronghua Chen, Nan Li

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Abstract

China has vigorously developed nuclear power in the past several years whereas the nuclear power expansion has met with considerable objections, principally due to low widespread public support. News media frames can influence public perception. We conducted content analysis of articles related to nuclear power in the People's Daily from 2004 to 2013. Analysis results showed that articles in the newspaper mainly reflected pro-nuclear or balanced arguments whereas little anti-nuclear opinion was published. Pro-nuclear arguments most often presented environmental benefits and stakeholder support, and informational text primarily reflected nuclear power information, nuclear technology, and regulatory processes. The results of content analysis of the newspaper are highly consistent with the Chinese government's pro-nuclear decision.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Education, Public Acceptance and Related Issues; Instrumentation and Controls (I and C); Fusion Engineering; Beyond Design Basis Events
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791845967
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jul 7 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE
Volume6

Conference

Conference2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period07/7/1407/11/14

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