Please see below for an interactive chart on the most popular phrases used by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs from November 2000 through December 2019. The graph contains all phrases with a minimum of 200 mentions.
Note, for example, China-Africa receives greater attention than China-EU or China-ASEAN. Also note the supreme attention paid to developing countries.
To see each phrase’s fluctuations over the time period surveyed, and to select which phrases to view, please visit the project’s page on Tableau Public. Once there, use the table on the right to select and un-select terms. Note the 2016 spike in references to South China Sea and the recent, expected, spike in Belt and Road.
To search the dataset for your own terms, please visit our China MOFA page.
Phrasing data created using WordStat 8; visualization created using Tableau.