Impacts of China’s Image on Export
This study examines the perceptions of trade partners on China’s image by using the big data tool, GDELT. In
addition, this study extends the standard trade gravity model to estimate the influence of China’s image on its export trade
using the Panel ARDL method. The results show that China’s image has significant impacts on exports and the impacts are
heterogeneous across types of products exported. In particular, China’s image has a greater impact on primary goods than
intermediate goods, especially in the short-run.
Keywords - China’s Image, Export, Trade Gravity Model, Big Data, Panel ARDL