What Is the “Chinese Dream” Really All About?
A ChinaFile Conversation
I’m coming to the view that the ‘Chinese Dream’ is a signal from the leadership of great import that has much to say about the nature of the Chinese state. It is striking, in my opinion, how effectively and rapidly the system swung into action to interpret and give content to the leader’s signal and flesh out its implications in ideology and practice.
Here are some of the things I’ve noted: Study and discussion groups organized throughout the party and government system; research projects launched in party schools and research institutes; newspapers and magazines running educational and commentary articles on the concept; state television, in both national and international services, staging learned debates; universities introducing the Chinese Dream into their political training of young academics. On Children’s Day the 1st of June 2013, children and parents across the country were mobilized to praise, depict and realise the Chinese Dream.
I’d be very glad for views and comments on this matter. And for examples of action, in particular what, if anything, is being done in the school system, such as political education of teachers and in curricula and teaching material.
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