| New Study Explores "The Chinese Dream"|
The Britain-based advertising powerhouse WPP recently issued a report that explored the meaning and significance of the Chinese Dream for Chinese consumers and its potential impact on brands
| Chinese Dream to Shape Global Landscape: Foreign Experts|
The realization of the Chinese Dream presents a vision for national revival and contributes to a new global landscape, said foreign experts at a dialogue Saturday in Shanghai.
| China to Work for New-type Industrialization: Premier|
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang extended warm congratulations to the 15th Session of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference, which opened in Peru's capital of Lima on Monday.
| Xi Underlines Morality during Confucius Site Visits|
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for morality to be developed across society, building on what is useful in traditional moral standards and discarding what is unhealthy.
| Xi Explains China's Reform Plan|
Xi Jinping's explanation of the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms was published in full text on Friday.
| Xi Jinping Urges Deepening Reform, Innovation-driven Development|
Chinese President Xi Jinping, in an inspection tour to central China, has called for deepening of the reform and opening-up drive and implementation of innovation-driven development strategy, so as to achieve the economic and social development targets this year.
| Chinese Premier Vows Deeper Reform|
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday said stepped up reform will yield more systematic dividends and China's economy has a good foundation for sustainable and healthy growth.
| Chinese Dream Is about Right to Develop: CPC Theorist|
A veteran theorist of the Communist Party of China said Thursday that the Chinese Dream is not about recovering the country's influence in ancient times, but seeking the nation's right to live and develop.
About Chinese Dream
First mention - November 29, 2012
"Everyone is talking about a China Dream. I believe the revival of the Chinese nation is the greatest dream of the nation since modern times" - Xi Jinping.
|Further interpretation - March 17, 2013|
China's parliament concluded its annual session on Sunday after a smooth installation of new legislature and state leaders who pledged for further reform and development in pursuit of "Chinese dream."
Misconceptions of Chinese Dream
| Misconception 10: Chinese dream is the incarnation of Chinese liberal nationalism.|
Since the Chinese dream is carried forward in a top-down manner, some overseas media have defamed it as China's "new nationalism."Actually, the Chinese dream is so inclusive that it will be conducive to other countries, especially developing countries, to help them realize their own dreams.
| Misconception 9: Chinese dream is just a dream of China's rise.|
China's rise, an outdated Western term in the context of the current international system, is not the equivalent of the Chinese dream. In fact, the significance of the Chinese dream has surpassed that of China's rise, extending the vision from domestic economic construction to a change of focus in China's confidence to advance socialism with Chinese characteristics.
| Misconception 8: Chinese dream is just a dream of rejuvenation.|
President Xi has clarified that the rejuvenation of Chinese nation is the Chinese dream right now. Unfortunately, Xi's explanation has been reversed by some neighboring countries on purpose that the Chinese dream is intended to revive the heyday of ancient China, or even to bring the abandoned tributary system back to life. This kind of misinterpretation not only incurs unnecessary misgivings, but also aids and abets some people's attempt to equate the Chinese dream with the "China threat."
| Misconception 7: Chinese dream is just a dream of modernization.|
Modernization has been the dream of the Chinese nation since 1840. But this does not justify the fantasy of fully Westernizing Chinese society. In fact, modernization alone is not enough to summarize the dramatic changes that are happening in China.
| Misconception 6: Chinese dream is just a dream of constitutionalism, of human rights or of democracy.|
It is reasonable that different people are eager to give different interpretations of the Chinese dream based on their own desires. The Chinese dream accommodates all kinds of legitimate, reasonable and fair voices.However, if the general "dream" was excessively emphasized on some specific "dreams," such as constitutionalism, human rights or democracy, this kind of interpretation would oversimplify it.
| Misconception 5: Chinese dream does not include reform through trial and error.|
It is conjectured that the Chinese dream indicates a U-turn of the Chinese government to become more concentrated on the top-level design. Actually, a down-to-earth Chinese dream does not reject the practice of reform and opening-up. On the contrary, it renews such vows.
| Misconception 4: Chinese dream signifies China's abandonment of the communist ideal.|
The keen eye of overseas media is also focused on the link between the Chinese dream and China's State system, speculating that China is orienting itself to its own situation and giving up on the communist ideal. However, China is a socialist country led by the Party. The Chinese dream doesn't exclude communist ideas, but strives to convey common prosperity of the country and beyond its border to all nations. (By Wang Yiwei, a distinguished professor at the Renmin University of China and senior research fellow at the Charhar Institute)
| Misconception 3: Chinese dream is just a new form of utopia.|
Although positive in English, utopia is usually depicted as a daydream in Chinese. Some foreigners are trying to slander the Chinese dream as spiritual opium, which will cover social conflicts and hypnotize Chinese people to be less reform-minded. However, the Chinese dream is not a spiritual consolation, but an integration of ideals and realities.
| Misconception 2: Chinese dream will replace the American dream.|
In the new era of sustainable development, the American dream and European dreams are all fading away respectively because of the massive consumption of resources and the European debt crisis. Under this circumstance, the introduction of the Chinese dream is very likely to be overly magnified as China's effort to increase its soft power. Especially when the Sino-US relationship is wrongly illustrated as a second-power and first-power relationship, such concerns are raised that the Chinese dream will replace the American dream, which in fact is a misunderstanding of the inclusive Chinese culture.
| Misconception 1: Chinese dream is equal to China's dream|
President Xi Jinping has elaborated the Chinese dream, stressing its essence is the trinity of the fulfillment of Chinese people, the revival of the Chinese nation and the prosperity of the country. But under the influence of a Western ethos, some people, intentionally or unintentionally, start to oppose the people with the country, claiming that the Chinese dream is just "China's dream," and pursuing the dream will be at the cost of the interests of Chinese people. In fact, these opinions are misinterpretations of the terms "Chinese" and "dream."