CBC on ‘Mainland Chinese’: Angry and Negative
How biased is CBC News against “Mainland Chinese”?
We searched Google News for ‘site:CBC.ca “mainland Chinese”’ and got 18 results.
Then we fed all 18 into IntenCheck’s Sentiment Analyzer, which uses keywords to extract 6 basic emotions: Anger, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, Surprise, Joy. We anticipated CBC’s significant negativity on “Mainland Chinese” . We hadn’t anticipated the ANGER!
IntenCheck found CBC’s predominant emotion to be 23.8% Anger. (and 39.85% sadness, fear or disgust.)
That’s HUGE!! Here IntenCheck says just 6% Anger makes Anger the predominant emotion.
Some ‘Anger Keywords’ IntenCheck looks for:
angry wrong detest deny bother conflict annoy disturb disaster deceive mad protest violation displeased furious impatience indignation offend.
Here’s every example of Anger IntenCheck found in CBC’s #1 “Mainland Chinese” article.
- ‘the mainland brought economic benefits, but the semi-autonomous region has also seen increased inequality and large-scale protests against Beijing.’
- ‘Pro-China supporters gathered to greet Xi when he arrived, but pro-democracy protests are also expected’
- ‘100 mainland Chinese visitors protest outside Hong Kong Legal Aid’
- ‘[Falun Gong] frequently hold protests against the ban.’
- ‘Sixteen Falun Gong followers were convicted in 2002 for protesting’
- ‘Hundreds of thousands of protesters hit the streets’
- ‘Large-scale protests calling for a fully democratic vote to choose Hong Kong’s next leader then rocked the city for more than two months’
- ‘Street clashes erupted again in 2016 when authorities tried to move illegal street vendors from the working-class Hong Kong district of Mong Kok.’
- ‘As soaring property prices forced rents higher, thousands of Hong Kong residents moved into “cage homes”‘
CBC angry Hong Kong isn’t in the commonwealth anymore? Nothing positive happened in the last 2 decades?
Finally we manually ranked all 18 articles Positive / Neutral / Negative . Our ranking:
14 （78%) NEGATIVE
3 （17%) POSITIVE
1 (5.5%) NEUTRAL
Today we moved past Google Image ‘proof’. We gathered tons of data. We used two different methods of analysis. We spent hours and hours checking and double checking! If anyone sees a problem let us know. Otherwise, consider it proven:
“MAINLAND CHINESE” MAKE CBC ANGRY AND NEGATIVE.
Now we will pester CBC until they tell us WHY they cover “Mainland Chinese” this way?
Then ask them how many mainland China supporters are on staff!~ Might even contact the Ombudsman again!~
ALL DATA BELOW
all 18 articles, ranked by us positive / negative / neutral
1) Hong Kong after the handover: 2 decades of Chinese rule http://www.cbc.ca/news/multimedia/hong-kong-after-the-handover-2-decades-of-chinese-rule-1.4183707
2) Chinese-Canadian billionaire missing from Hong Kong
3) Increased airline capacity boosts international tourism to B.C.
4) HSBC halts mortgages to Chinese buying U.S. property amid crackdown from Beijing http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/hsbc-china-mortgages-1.3424235
5)Tensions linger for Hong Kong immigrants 2 decades after mass immigration http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/hong-kong-immigration-1.3386573
6) China stock crisis: Asian markets plunge despite Beijing’s measures to halt financial meltdown http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/china-stock-crisis-asian-markets-plunge-despite-beijing-s-measures-to-halt-financial-meltdown-1.3142547
7)New Vancouver to Hangzhou flights begin at year’s end
8)Vancouver real estate: detached homes spark bidding wars
9)Refugees pay more income tax than millionaire investor immigrants
10) Foreign ownership on Vancouver real estate needs ‘creative’ policies: David Mulroney
11) Chinese New Year’s effects felt around the world
12) Offshore assets of China’s elite revealed in leaked records
13) B.C. property market hazy after ‘millionaire visa’ scrapped
14)Hong Kong activists mark anniversary of pro-democracy Occupy protests
15)Taiwan water park fire injures nearly 500
16) Hong Kong legislators stage yellow umbrella walkout
17) Conservative pledge to collect data on foreign homebuyers gets mixed reception
18) Hong Kong protest attackers arrested after government talks scrapped
INTENCHECK’S EMOTIONAL ANALYSIS
1) ANGRY, NEGATIVE
Most Negative Quote:
The six basic emotions
Our text analysis software monitors the 6 primary emotions – fear, anger, sadness, disgust, surprise and joy – so you can have a more precise understanding of exactly how people are feeling about your brand, campaign or your competition.
afraid awful alarm crime destroy fear frighten hate hurt panic recklesss care shock terrible victim wicked tragedy worst
angry wrong detest deny bother conflict annoy disturb disaster deceive mad protest violation displeased furious impatience indignation offend
sad sadly sorry bad cheat cry damage disappointment discrimination dislike guilty lose miserable painful pity suffer unhappy upset
ashamed awfully selfishness crazy dirty disgusted drunken embarrassing incident ill sick repulsion shame unworthy pathetic horrid humiliate loathe
alarm appear excite amazement bewilder discover influence marvel ingenious shock suddenly surprise surprising unusually wonder wonderfully extraordinary insight
admiration approve beauty cheerful charm congratulate delight excellent excitement friendly happiness inspiration laugh lively optimistic pleasant warmw onderful
Examples of IntenCheck text analysis results for emotions
Analysis results showing that the predominant emotion is anger:
“If your doctor’s a jerk, it might be dangerous to your health. Many nurses are reporting that hostile, harried physicians often ignore their summons—or make them hesitant to questions in the first place. This “health care equivalent of road rage” causes errors, dangerous complications, and sometimes the patient’s death, reports the New York Times.
The medical profession can cause enough stress to make anyone snippy from time to time, but 40% of hospital staff have been so intimidated by doctors that they avoided pointing out medical mistakes. The stories are harrowing, but hope is on the horizon: More medical schools teach good communication and leadership, and some hospitals are pushing anger-management courses on crabby MDs.”
Joy: 0.87%, 1
Anger: 6.09%, 7
avoid, complication, dangerous (2), harry, rage, stress
Fear: 1.74%, 2
Analysis results showing that the predominant emotion is joy:
“When it comes to laughs, the bigger the better, at least if you want it to spread. In one of those science-confirms-the-obvious studies, researchers found that open-mouth laughs in which people use their vocal chords in “vowel-like bursts” are the most contagious, LiveScience reports. And the longer they last, the more listeners like it (the laughter got ranked by college students). Breathy “courtesy” laughs or quiet chuckles got lower grades.”
Joy: 7.14%, 5
good, laugh (3), laughter
Anger: 1.43%, 1
Sadness: 1.43%, 1
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