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Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About Xi Jinping's "China Dream"

Ryan Mitchell | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Ryan Mitchell

In short, the idea of a "China Dream" was old, celebrated, and packed with meaning well before the English language even existed. It should probably not be considered as a mere calque, or word-for-word translation on loan from a country founded millennia after its first usage

The Silent Dream

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
China Hands

I approached a man who was cleaning the streets. I introduced myself as a college student from Beijing and asked, "I'm just curious, but what do you think is the 'Chinese Dream'?" He looked at me, his eyes full of alert. After a few seconds, he chuckled awkwardly. "Well, people like me," he looked at the broom in his hand and sighed, "are in no position to answer this question." "But shouldn't the 'Chinese Dream' belong to the Chinese people? What is your dream?" A long silence ensued.

Are American Dreams Compatible With the China Dream?

J. Stapleton Roy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
J. Stapleton Roy

Americans and Chinese, like peoples everywhere, have dreams. China's top leader, President Xi Jinping, frequently refers to the China dream of the great renewal of the Chinese nation.

Nicolas Berggruen

How The World's Most Powerful Leader Thinks | Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

"We all need to work together to avoid the Thucydides trap -- destructive tensions between an emerging power and established powers, or between established powers themselves."

Nicolas Berggruen

How The World's Most Powerful Leader Thinks | Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

DAVOS - As the power elite gathers in Davos for their annual confab on the state of the world, China looms larger than ever. Within a decade it is lik...

The American Dream, Compared

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Compared with the European and Chinese dreams, the American Dream is alive, evolving, and shining. However, we must honor all its four components: reducing it to only economic prosperity and thus presenting US-Americans as primitive fame-and-fortune hunters is unfair.

A Traveler's Notebook: 'Chinese Dreams' Covered in Smog

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Andrew Lam

There's an ongoing joke in China that both captures the long standing competitive nature between Beijing and Shanghai while tying it neatly with the c...

China's Worldview Imperative: Don't Rock Our Boat

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Everything that registers on China's international -- and, for that matter, domestic -- radar does so because it, directly or indirectly, impacts stability.