The Chinese Dream Concentrates Overwhelming Positive Energy

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This is a Qiushi opinion piece (from 1 April) providing more background to the developing idea of the Chinese dream. As usual, nothing really new, a lot of national humiliation and kudos to the Party for leading China to greatness, repackaged for the new leadership.

One phrase, one phrase that stirs people’s heartstrings, that excites people’s spirits, and inspires people’s thoughts, is reverberating around the minds of millions of Chinese people, it has become the strongest sound in the present Chinese society, it is called the “Chinese Dream”!

How is it that the Chinese dream is so popular?

After visiting the exhibition on “The Path to Rejuvenation”, where he deeply elaborated the Chinese dream for the first time, General Secretary Xi Jinping deeply discussed the Chinese dream once again at the closing ceremony of the first meeting of the 12th National People’s Congress. Since then, from newspapers and screens to streets and lanes, from QQ groups to microblogs, the discussion on the Chinese dream has risen in temperature again. Why does the Chinese dream move the people so much? Why can it give rise to such strong resonance?

This is because the Chinese dream has awakened the people’s profound historical memory. China is a large oriental country having more than five thousand years of civilization and history. The Chinese nation has, with its own industry and wisdom, created a world-leading ancient civilization in the past, and has made major contributions to the development of humankind. But, as history marched into the modern era, China became backward. After the Opium War of 1840, Western invaders kept pouring in, and launched one war of aggression against China after another with extreme evil, forced China’s corrupt feudal rulers into compromise and submission time and time again, and pushed China into the abyss of a semi-colonial and semi-feudal society step by step. At that time, it was as though all capitalist and imperialist strong countries all participated in the invasion and pillaging of China, one unequal treaty that humiliated the nation and forfeited its sovereignty after another broke apart the national territory, one war indemnity after another was tantamount to using the country’s gold and silver to pay war expenses to countries invading this country; at that time, the Chinese were seen as the “sick men of Asia”, and signs saying “Chinese and dogs not allowed” towered over China’s territory, foreign concessions enjoyed extraterritorial rights, foreign troops burned the Yuanmingyuan and looted China’s cultural treasures, foreign missionaries cheated men and lorded over women, oppressed and victimized village people, and it was also at that time, that saving the nation from ruin and revitalizing China became the dream that China’s innumerable people of lofty ideals pursued, they explored with untold hardships and made indomitable stands for this purpose, but this ended in loss time after time. Only when the Chinese Communist Party was born, did a fundamental transformation of the Chinese nation’s history of pursuing dreams occur. The Chinese dream has been nurtured and has grown from the sediments in the collective memory and history of our entire nation, humiliation and suffering are its soil, and that is why it is so profound, why it moves the people’s hearts so, and shakes people’s minds so.

This is because the Chinese dream has illuminated the real prospects for which the people arouse themselves and forge ahead. China’s marching the Socialist path is the choice of the people and a historical necessity. The Socialist system has inspired millions of people’s enthusiasm in constructing new lives, and the New China has rapidly obtained major achievements in economic, political, cultural and social construction. Although we have also made mistakes and have marched down detours, the Chinese Communist Party’s purpose of seeking happiness for the people, for the country and for the nation with heart and soul has never changed, this has enabled our Party to incessantly summarize lessons and experiences, and conduct arduous exploration and unwavering struggle for the objective of strengthening the country and enriching the people. With reform and opening up as the symbol, the Party and the people have found a new path for constructing Socialism with Chinese characteristics. Reform and opening up has brought extensive, profound, billowing, glorious and major changes for China’s society, and has enabled Socialism to become truly dynamic and prosperous in China. Since 30 years, our country’s economic quantities and comprehensive national strength have increased substantially, ta historical leap from insufficient dress and food to moderate overall prosperity has occurred in the people’s lives, the Socialist system has perfected and developed itself through removing abuses and innovation, earth-shaking changes have occurred in the country’s appearance. In today’s China, the people are high-spirited and vigorous, development brings something new every day, society is brimming with vitality, its international position is rising clearly, and it is the focus of attention of the whole world, which admires and envies it. Now, we are closer than at any time in history to the objective of the magnificent rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and have more confidence in and more capacity to achieve this objective than at any time in history. The Chinese dream truly is the echo of the ideals and convictions of the prosperity and strength of the country, the revitalization of the nation and the happiness of the people that we jointly persist in, the country’s forceful development situation is its real support, and therefore is it able to be so strong, and does it touch people’s hearts so, and inspires people’s hearts so.

Whose dream is the Chinese dream?

The Chinese dream links up past and present, history and future, it links up great houses and small houses, the country and individuals. When people become excited about the Chinese dream, what is the process of their train of thought after all?

The Chinese dream comes from Chinese hearts, it is the dream of a strong and prosperous country, which Chinese person does not hope that the motherland becomes strong soon, or does not hope to take shelter from wind or rain under the big tree of the motherland whose branches and leaves are lush? The Chinese dream grows from the feelings of the nation, it is the dream of national revitalization, who among the descendants of Yan Di and Huang Di, who are linked by blood, dos not look forward to the Chinese nation holding up its head and standing on its own feet, and feeling proud and elated amongst the forest of the nations of the world? The Chinese dream, in the end, is the dream of the people, it is the dream of the people’s happiness, and only if the people are happy, can the Chinese dream be truly beautiful, truly splendid and truly fragrant.

Furthermore, the Chinese dream is the dream of every Chinese person. Life tells us: only when the country does well, and the nation does well, can you do well yourself. In 1932, the silhouette of a Chinese contestant appeared at the Olympic games for the first time in history, the Manchurian famous sprinter Liu Changchun refused to represent the false Manchukuo, propped up by Japan, in participating in the Olympic Games, and braved the perils of the Japanese Kwun Tong Army’s continuous chase to flee to Beijing, and participated in the Los Angeles Olympic Games in the United States, representing China, with the subsidy of 8000 silver dollars from General Zhang Xueliang.76 years later, the in the arena of the Beijing Olympic Games, the Chinese contestants achieved an outstanding result of 51 golds, 21 silvers and 28 bronzes, 100 medals in total, and came first in the gold medal rankings for the first time, tens of golden medallists let the national flag rise because of themselves time and time again, and let the national anthem be performed for them time and time again. From the “one-person Olympics” to the Beijing Olympics that all people supported and participated in, this is a leap of such great significance! What a profound interpretation did the relationship between the fate of the country and the fate of individuals gain in the bodies of the Olympic contestants!

In today’s China, the rural youths who number in the hundreds of millions, struggle in the cities for the purpose of realizing their own “Urban dream”; the Chinese people who number in the millions, cross the broad waters to invest and set up businesses in other countries for the purpose of building their “international dream” or “global dream”. Large numbers of pioneering entrepreneurs who have become rich say in their speeches: “I hit the right moment”; many successful and famous stars say when they accept prizes: “thanks for these times”. The victim masses of the large earthquake in Wenchuan might not have thought in their dreams that in only three years time, beautiful new homes and gardens, enough to cross 20 years, were built on the ruins of the disaster area; hundreds and thousands of overseas Chinese have straightened their body because of the strengthening of the motherland, and have generously contributed or did all they could to help their motherland’s compatriots when natural disaster struck. Who could have thought that normal households’ “car dream” became the great difficulty of traffic congestion in an instant, and that the “university dream” of young students would bring on employment difficulties for university students…

It is true, there are many things in our lives that do not meet people’s wishes, the problems of development aren’t fewer in any way than those brought on by not developing. But, China’s development progress has been brought to every Chinese person, and in the end brings new hopes and new dreams. It is just like General Secretary Xi Jinping said: “The Chinese people living in our magnificent motherland and these magnificent times, jointly enjoy the opportunity to have a human life full of brilliant things, jointly enjoy the opportunity for dreams to come true, and jointly enjoy the opportunity to grow and progress together with the motherland and with the people. Have dreams, have opportunities, have struggles, and all beautiful things can be created.”

What does the Chinese dream rely on to become true?

We have never been so full of confidence in realizing the Chinese dream of the magnificent rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as today.

The Chinese path has hoisted the sails and is the pilot for realizing the Chinese dreams. In the magnificent practice of more than thirty years of reform and opening up, through the continuous exploration of the more than sixty years since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, and in the deep summary of the development process of the Chinese nation during more than 170 years of the modern era, and through the inheritance of the Chinese nation’s long civilization of more than 5000 years, we have marched the correct path to lead the present Chinese development and progress, and this is the path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. This path is hard-earned, and must be cherished over and over again. The practice of more than sixty years since establishing the New China and especially of more than 30 years of reform and opening up has already irrefutably demonstrated that: this path that China is marching now is successful and correct. We cannot see any country that is comparable to China anywhere in the world that has developed better and more successfully than China; conversely, we have seen many facts in the present world that provide evidence on the contrary or from another side that demonstrates that China’s path is correct. We have full grounds to persist in self confidence about our own path, self-confidence about theory and self-confidence about the system, and do not have any reason to again march the old path of feudal closure or the evil path of changing flags and changing direction.

The Chinese spirit has concentrated minds and forces for realizing the Chinese dream. The spirit of the nation is spiritual blood relationship that multiplies endlessly and passes down the torch around a nation. In more than 5000 years of development, the Chinese nation has formed a national spirit of unity and integration, loving peace, industry, courage, and continuous self-renewal, our Party has led the people during a long period of struggle, and has incessantly enriched the magnificent spirit of the nation with nationalism at the core. In the present China, nationalism and Socialism are closely integrated. Carrying forward the banner of nationalism and Socialism enables the concentration and mobilization of the forces of the whole nation to the greatest extent, to struggle to revitalize China. Innovation is the spirit of national progress, the entire nation’s creative spirit and innovative ability is and inexhaustible drover for the magnificent rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Reform and opening up has enabled the people of all ethnicities in our country to bring forth a huge creative vitality, and has shaped a clear spirit of the times with reform and innovation at the core. Only by persisting in reform and innovation will it be possible to let all vitality and sources for creating new lives vie, burst forth and fully gush forward. The spirit of the nation and the spirit of the times are mingled with each other, and are deeply cast in the vitality, creativity and cohesion of the nation, they are the spirit to rejuvenate the country, strengthen the country, concentrate hearts and concentrate forces. Carrying forward the magnificent spirit of the nation and sprit of the times, enables the strengthening of spiritual bonds to unite into one mind, and of spiritual drivers for incessant self-renewal, and to always march towards the future full of vigour and vitality.

The Chinese forces struggle united for the realization of the Chinese dream. The people are the creators of history, the masses are the true heroes, the unity of the people of all Chinese ethnicities is the physical source for realizing the Chinese dream. As long as the people of all ethnicities in the entire country closely unite, and ten thousand masses unite as one to struggle to realize joint ideals, the forces to realize dreams will be strong without match. When the popular masses are in a state of disunity, they have no strength, and can only let themselves be trampled upon and be enslaved; of all forces that are inimical to the people, the most fearsome is the unity of the people. Only when the people are organized and united do they have strength, and are they able to gain victories in the struggle to fight for their own interests. The task of organizing and uniting the people can only be borne by Marxist parties. In the China of the present, the Chinese Communist Party’s persistent leadership is an indispensible condition for the unity of 56 ethnicities and 1.3 billion people, at the same time, the people’s support is the eternal basis for the Party’s existence, the source of its strength and the root of its victories. In the journey to realize the Chinese dream, taking root among the people and benefiting the people from beginning to end, guaranteeing the flesh-and-blood bond of the Party with the popular masses from beginning to end, and linking the people’s hearts, breathing together and sharing the same fate as the people from beginning to end, will certainly enable our Party to march at the front ranks of the times from beginning to end, to become the backbone for the people of all ethnicities of China from beginning to end, and to become the firm leading core to persist in and develop Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and unite and lead the people to realize the Chinese dream from beginning to end.

The Chinese path, the Chinese spirit, and the Chinese forces, are the fundamental guarantee for the “Chinese dream” coming true. Facing vast and mighty currents of the times, and facing the eager expectations of the popular masses in living even better lives, we cannot be complacent in the slightest, and cannot slacken in the slightest. We must even more closely unite  around the Party Centre with Comrade Xi Jinping as General Secretary, and let the Chinese dream bring together the boundless positive energy of China’s society, make concerted efforts, be dedicated to the task, storm fortifications and overcome difficulties, keep firmly forging ahead, continue to advance the undertaking of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and struggle unwaveringly to realize the magnificent rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

中国梦汇聚磅礴正能量
一个词汇,一个拨动人心弦、激动人心灵、振奋人心劲的词汇,正在亿万中国人心头回响,它成了当下中国社会的最强音,它叫“中国梦”!

中国梦为什么会热?

继参观《复兴之路》展览首次深情阐述中国梦之后,习近平总书记在第十二届全国人民代表大会第一次会议闭幕会上,又一次深刻论述中国梦。由此,从报纸荧屏到街头巷尾,从QQ群到微博客,有关中国梦的议论再一次升温。中国梦为什么会如此打动人心?为什么会引起如此强烈的共鸣?

这是因为,中国梦唤醒了人们深沉的历史记忆。中国是一个有着5000多年文明历史的东方大国。中华民族以自己的勤劳智慧,曾经创造了在世界上领先的古代文明,对人类发展作出过重大贡献。但是,当历史步入近代时,中国却落伍了。1840年鸦片战争以后,西方侵略者纷至沓来,穷凶极恶地发动一次次对华侵略战争,迫使中国腐败的封建统治者一次次妥协就范,把中国一步步推入半殖民地半封建社会的深渊。那时候,世界上几乎所有资本主义、帝国主义强国都参与了对中国的侵略和掠夺,一个个丧权辱国的不平等条约把国土分割出去,一次次战争赔款等于用本国的真金白银为侵略本国的国家支付战争费用;那时候,中国人被视为“东亚病夫”,中国土地上矗立着“华人与狗不得入内”的警示牌,外国租界享有治外法权,外国军队火烧圆明园、洗劫中国文化珍宝,外国传教士欺男霸女、鱼肉乡里……也是从那时起,救亡图存、振兴中华,就成为中国无数仁人志士追逐的梦想,他们为此进行了千辛万苦的探索和不屈不挠的抗争,但都一次次归于失败。直到中国共产党诞生,中华民族的逐梦史才发生了根本转折。中国梦,正是从沉淀了我们全民族集体记忆的历史中孕育生长的,屈辱和苦难是它的土壤,所以它才如此地深沉,如此地动人心魄、撼人心魂。

这是因为,中国梦照亮了人们奋发进取的现实愿景。中国走上社会主义道路,是人民的选择、历史的必然。社会主义制度振奋起亿万人民建设新生活的巨大热情,新中国在经济、政治、文化和社会建设方面都迅速取得重大成就。虽然我们也犯过错误、走过弯路,但中国共产党全心全意为人民、为国家、为民族谋福祉的宗旨和追求始终没有变,这使我们党能够不断地总结经验教训,为着强国富民的目标而进行艰辛探索和不懈奋斗。以改革开放为标志,党和人民找到了建设中国特色社会主义的新道路。改革开放带来了中国社会广泛深刻、波澜壮阔的巨大变革,使社会主义在中国真正活跃和兴旺起来。30多年来,我国经济总量和综合国力大幅度跃升,人民生活实现了从温饱不足到总体小康的历史性跨越,社会主义制度在除弊创新中自我完善和发展,国家面貌发生了翻天覆地的变化。今天的中国,人民意气风发,发展日新月异,社会充满活力,国际地位显著提高,为全世界所瞩目、所惊叹、所羡慕。现在,我们比历史上任何时期都更接近中华民族伟大复兴的目标,比历史上任何时期都更有信心、有能力实现这个目标。中国梦,正是对我们共同坚守的国家富强、民族振兴、人民幸福的理想信念的呼应,国家的强劲发展态势是它的现实支撑,所以它才如此地强烈,如此地激动人心、振奋人心。

中国梦是谁的梦?

中国梦连接了过去与现在、历史与未来,连接了大家与小家、国家与个人。人们为中国梦而激动的时候,究竟有着怎样的心路历程?

中国梦来自中国心,是国家富强的梦,哪个中国人不希望祖国早日强大起来,不希望在祖国枝叶繁茂的大树下避风躲雨?中国梦缘于民族情,是民族振兴的梦,血脉相连的炎黄子孙,哪个不盼望中华民族在世界民族之林中昂首自立、扬眉吐气?中国梦说到底是人民的梦,是人民幸福的梦,只有人民幸福,中国梦才真美丽、真精彩、真温馨。

其实,中国梦就是每个中国人的梦。生活告诉我们:国家好,民族好,自己才会好。1932年,奥运会历史上第一次有了中国选手的身影,东北短跑名将刘长春拒绝代表日本扶植的伪满洲国参加奥运会,冒着被日本关东军一路追杀的危险逃到北京,在张学良将军8000大洋资助下代表中国参加了美国洛杉矶奥运会。76年后,北京奥运会赛场上,中国选手创造了51金、21银、28铜、奖牌总数100枚的优异成绩,首次位居金牌榜第1位,数十位金牌选手让国旗一次次因自己而升起、国歌一次次为自己而奏响。从“一个人的奥林匹克”到全民支持和参与的北京奥运会,这是多么意味深长的跨越!在奥运选手身上,国家命运与个人命运的关系得到了多么深刻的诠释!

今天的中国,有数以亿计的农村青年在城市里打拼,为的是实现自己的“城市梦”;有数以百万计的中国人远渡重洋在别国投资兴业,为的是圆自己的“跨国梦”、“世界梦”。大批创业致富的企业家在演讲中说:“我赶上了好时候”;许多功成名就的明星人物在获奖时说:“感谢这个时代”。汶川大地震的受灾群众可能做梦也想不到,仅仅3年时间,灾区废墟上就建起足以跨越20年的美丽新家园;千百万海外华侨华人因祖国的强大而挺起腰板,当祖国同胞遭受自然灾害时慷慨解囊、倾力相助。又有谁能想到,普通家庭的“汽车梦”转瞬间就演变为交通拥堵的大难题,青年学子的“大学梦”带来了大学生的就业难……

是的,我们的生活中还有许多不如人意之处,发展起来的问题一点不比不发展带来的问题少。但是,中国的发展进步带给每个中国人的,毕竟是新的希望、新的梦想。正如习近平总书记说的那样:“生活在我们伟大祖国和伟大时代的中国人民,共同享有人生出彩的机会,共同享有梦想成真的机会,共同享有同祖国和时代一起成长与进步的机会。有梦想,有机会,有奋斗,一切美好的东西都能够创造出来。”

中国梦靠什么梦想成真?

对于实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦,我们从来没有像今天这样充满信心。

中国道路为实现中国梦扬帆领航。在改革开放30多年的伟大实践中,在中华人民共和国成立60多年的持续探索中,在对近代以来170多年中华民族发展历程的深刻总结中,在对中华民族5000多年悠久文明的传承中,我们走出一条引领当代中国发展进步的正确道路,这就是中国特色社会主义道路。这条道路来之不易,必须倍加珍惜。新中国成立60多年特别是改革开放30多年的实践已经无可辩驳地证明:中国现在走的这条路是成功的、正确的。我们看不到世界上还有哪个与中国有可比性的国家比中国发展得更好、更成功;相反,我们在当今世界看到了很多可以从反面或者侧面证明中国的路走对了的事实。我们有充分的理由坚定自己的道路自信、理论自信、制度自信,而没有任何理由重走封闭僵化的老路或改旗易帜的邪路。

中国精神为实现中国梦凝心聚力。民族精神是一个民族生生不息、薪火相传的精神血脉。在5000多年的发展中,中华民族形成了团结统一、爱好和平、勤劳勇敢、自强不息的民族精神,我们党领导人民在长期奋斗中不断丰富着以爱国主义为核心的伟大民族精神。在当代中国,爱国主义同社会主义是紧密结合的。高扬爱国主义、社会主义旗帜,就能最大限度地凝聚和动员全民族的力量,为振兴中华而奋斗。创新是民族进步的灵魂,全民族的创造精神和创新能力,是实现中华民族伟大复兴的不竭动力。改革开放使我国各族人民焕发出巨大的创造活力,形成了以改革创新为核心的鲜明时代精神。只有坚持改革创新,才能让一切创造新生活的活力和源泉竞相迸发、充分涌流。民族精神和时代精神是相互交融的,深深熔铸在民族的生命力、创造力和凝聚力之中,是凝心聚力的兴国之魂、强国之魄。弘扬伟大的民族精神和时代精神,就能增强团结一心的精神纽带、自强不息的精神动力,永远朝气蓬勃迈向未来。

中国力量为实现中国梦团结奋斗。人民是历史的创造者,群众是真正的英雄,中国各族人民的大团结是我们实现中国梦的力量源泉。只要全国各族人民紧密团结,万众一心,为实现共同理想而奋斗,实现梦想的力量就无比强大。当人民群众处在一盘散沙的状态时,是没有力量的,只能任人宰割、任人奴役;一切与人民为敌的势力,最害怕的就是人民的团结。人民只有组织起来、团结起来才有力量,才能在争取自身利益的斗争中取得胜利。把人民组织起来、团结起来的任务,只能由马克思主义政党来承担。在当代中国,中国共产党的坚强领导是56个民族、13亿人民大团结的必不可少的条件,同时,人民的支持永远是党的生存之基、力量之源、胜利之本。在实现中国梦的征程中,始终植根人民、造福人民,始终保持党同人民群众的血肉联系,始终与人民心连心、同呼吸、共命运,我们党就一定能够始终走在时代前列,始终成为中国各族人民的主心骨,始终成为坚持和发展中国特色社会主义、团结带领人民实现中国梦的坚强领导核心。

中国道路、中国精神、中国力量,就是“中国梦”梦想成真的根本保证。面对浩浩荡荡的时代潮流,面对人民群众过上更好生活的殷切期待,我们不能有丝毫自满,不能有丝毫懈怠。我们要更加紧密地团结在以习近平同志为总书记的党中央周围,让中国梦汇聚起中国社会磅礴的正能量,戮力同心,埋头苦干,攻坚克难,锐意进取,继续把中国特色社会主义事业推向前进,为实现中华民族的伟大复兴而不懈奋斗!

 

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