The LIVAC (Linguistic Variations in Chinese Speech Communities) synchronous corpus is based on news media materials sampled and analyzed regularly and synchronously from six Chinese-speaking communities, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Shanghai, and Taipei.
An annual "Newsmaker Roster" is also produced on the basis of the bi-weekly records for one year from 2001 onward. Apart from the top 25 celebrities appearing in the news media of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Beijing, the common celebrities among the three communities are also highlighted from different perspectives.
The Chinese Newsmaker Roster is an innovative and experimental attempt. We appreciate comments and suggestions which would improve the Roster and the associated indices.
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Joseph Biden, Carrie Lam, Mike Pompeo, Wang Yi, Li Keqiang, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Diego Maradona, Vladimir Putin, Zhao Lijian, Liu He, Han Zheng, Heng Swee-keat (from left to right)