Western Media Sentiment On China

How’s the sentiment on China in major Western media? Real Estate Foresight’s sentiment index (see the chart) shows clearly a deteriorating trend. Interestingly, the patterns of index movements in blue line below relate quite closely to the changes in the Shanghai Stock Exchange stock index – the red line. The index is based on the analysis of around 30,000 publicly available English-language China-related news headlines over the past 2 years from select news sources investors are likely to read. While this does not carry predictive powers, it may be interesting to watch for changes in narratives and any shifts in perception-shaping media coverage. You can request a copy of the full note and other sample research from Real Estate Foresight here: https://lnkd.in/faDV34s