The "Chinese Dream" in Mass Media

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--Wang Gangyi, Vice Editor-in-Chief, China International Publishing Group; President & Editor-in-Chief, Beijing Review

1. Search results of the "Chinese Dream" as of Nov. 28

In Baidu: 5.82 million (Englsih); 100 million (Chinese) Tol:105.82 mil

In Google: 312 million (English); 84 million (Chinese) Tol: 396 mil

2. Search results of the "American Dream" in both English and Chinese

In Baidu: 6.31 mil in English, 6.5 mil in Chinese; Tol: 12.81 million

In Google: 230 mil in English; 7.35 mil in Chinese; Tol: 237.35 million

3. Who Are Talking about the "Chinese Dream"?

Across the board (Journalists, scholars, statesmen, businessmen, investors, government officials, white collars and blue collars, civil servants)

4. What are they talking about the Chinese Dream?

Emphasis in the Chinese Press

Xi's remarks on the Chinese dream; its definition, value, prospect and fulfillment; sustainable development, national renewal, dreams of individuals, economic and political reform

People's Daily comments on the "Chinese Dream" in a series of editorials in 10 days from March 19 to 29.

Sticking to the Chinese road –Chinese socialism

Chinese spirit -- patriotism, reform and innovation

Chinese strength—national unity

Development – enhance the dream's foundation through development

Better life of the people – best showcase of the dream

Common development with other countries – sharing the dream

People's dream – dreams of individuals

CPC guidance—the role of the ruling CPC

Sense of mission – the current generation

Emphasis in the foreign Press

Its definition, challenges, impact on other countries (neighboring, regional, global) and on existing world order, ideology, likely prospect

Robert Lawrence Kuhn, author of "How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Reform and What This Means for the Future," the Chinese Dream has four parts:

Strong China (economically, politically, diplomatically, scientifically, militarily);

Civilized China (equity and fairness, rich culture, high morals);

Harmonious China (amity among social classes);

Beautiful China (healthy environment, low pollution)

Khun states that "a moderately well-off society" is where all citizens, rural and urban, enjoy high standards of living. This includes doubling the 2010 G.D.P. per capita (approaching $10,000 per person) by about 2020 and completing urbanization (roughly one billion people, 70 percent of China's population) by about 2030. "Modernization" means China regaining its position as a world leader in science and technology as well as in economics and business; the resurgence of Chinese civilization, culture and military might; and China participating actively in all areas of human endeavor.

French Sinologist David Gosset: "Modern China", "Civilizational China" and "Global China".

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