Although entertainment news is one of the most popular news genres in contemporary China, it has so far received little attention in academic research. This may be due to the perception that it focuses on trivia, gossip and other lightweight topics and is therefore much less important than, for example, political news and current affairs. Thus, a brief summary of the history and characteristics of the genre may help demonstrate its inherent interest as linguistic data.
KeywordsNews Story Current Affair Verbal Text Political News News Text
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