Newspapers• The Washington Post: 8 articles• South China Morning Post: 5 articles• Key words: Obama, Second Term, Relation with China• Date range: Nov 8th ~ Nov 20th, 2012• Database: ProQuest
ThesisThe Washington Post: the news reports focus more on how Obama’s decisionswill change the economic condition in US and how Obama will constructother foreign policies.South China Morning Post:the news reports focus more on how Obama willchange the relationships between US and Asian countries, like china.
Obamas Asia Trip in US NewspaperThe economic goal of the Asia trip: this trip may be an opportunity to enlargethe US’s foreign markets and stop the recession.Schneider (2012, November 20)：one important duty of Obama’s Asia trip is toopen up the market of China
Obamas Asian Trip In Chinese NewspaperPolitical influence: Obama’s involving in the political and economic policies ofChina will affect the relationship between China and US.Torode (2012, November 8, p.1)：Obama’s decisions in his trip to Asia aboutthe issues in China will cause some conflict between these two countries.
US’s Policies On China• The Washington Post: Obama needs to improve the relationship withChina and force China to be more economically opened.Schneider (2012, November 20): Obama uses The Trans-PacificPartnership to enlarge US’s Asian allies and force China to open itseconomy.• South China Morning Post: Obama will start new foreign policy on Chinato strengthen US’s economic power.Torode, (2012, November 8,p.1): “US President Barack Obama willengageChina and its neighbours in a fresh diplomatic offensive after securing ahistoric second term in the White House."
US’s Political Policies On AsiaThe Washington Post: Obama emphasized Human rights in his Asian trip.An article (“To Asia With”, 2012, November 17, p.A.14): Obama’s actions are toform a democratic union in the southeast of Asia.
US’s Political Policies On AsiaSouth China Morning Post: US is too much involved in China’s political issues.Torode (2012, November 18, p.11): how Obama is involved in the nationalproblems in the South China Sea may affect the relation between China andUS.
ConclusionIn common: both agree on that there will be some change about USs foreignpolicies.Differences: those two newspapers have different views on US’s foreignpolitical policies and how these policies will affect the relation between USand Asian countries.Key Issue: USs relation with China.Comment: both newspapers should mention the opinions from both sides.
ReferencesSchneider, H. (2012, November 20). On Asia trip, Obama presses economic counter toChina: The Trans- Pacific Partnership could leave China rimmed with U.S. trading allies. The Washington Post.Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1223501989? accountid=14902To Asia, with caveats. (2012, November 17). The Washington Post, p. A14. Retrievedfrom http://search.proquest.com/docview/1170614981? accountid=14902Torode, G. (2012, November 8). Re-elected Obama on Asian diplomatic offensive.South China Morning Post. P 1. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1140799050?accountid=14902Torode, G. (2012, November 18). Asean-China code on sea no closer As leaders gatherin Cambodia, China are wary of USs influence as others warn of the long road ahead in securing an agreement.South China Morning Post, p 11. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1162956342?accountid=1490