World di­a­logue on the Chi­nese Dream

China Daily (Canada) - - COMMENT -

Robert Lawrence Kuhn, an in­ter­na­tional cor­po­rate strate­gist and in­vest­ment banker.

Ihave five high-level cat­e­gories with which to de­scribe and an­a­lyze the Chi­nese Dream: na­tional, per­sonal, his­tor­i­cal, global, an­ti­thet­i­cal. The na­tional Chi­nese Dream was de­fined fa­mously by Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping as “the great re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Chi­nese Peo­ple”. It is the col­lec­tive vi­sion of the Chi­nese na­tion, with the ma­te­rial goal of China be­com­ing a “mod­er­ately well-off ( xi­aokang) so­ci­ety” by about 2020 and a fully de­vel­oped na­tion by about 2050.

The per­sonal Chi­nese Dream fo­cuses on the well-be­ing of in­di­vid­ual Chi­nese cit­i­zens and thus mod­i­fies tra­di­tional no­tions of the pri­macy of the col­lec­tive over the in­di­vid­ual. To ful­fill prop­erly the na­tional Chi­nese Dream is to ful­fill prop­erly the per­sonal Chi­nese Dream. The per­sonal Chi­nese Dream

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