"China Dream" is only EMPTY PROPAGANDA!

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OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#1 Jul 10, 2013
Is the 'China Dream' Real? Or Just Empty Propaganda?

Xi Jinping's slogan now forms a part of the country's ideology. But what does it mean?

ChinaFile Jul 10 2013, 12:15 PM ET

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 1 of June 2013, children and parents across the country were mobilized to praise, depict and realize 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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OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#2 Jul 10, 2013
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Jeremy Goldkorn:

I hope that the notion of the Chinese Dream is a signal that the Party recognizes that China ought not to be merely the world's biggest factory, largest market, and most significant creator of pollution. I hope it is a recognition of the dignity and the aspirations of ordinary Chinese people.

Unfortunately, I have seen nothing to convince me that the Chinese Dream is anything but a shoddy ripoff of the American Dream, a propaganda campaign imposed from above as an ideological framework to justify continued Party rule, and to find a euphonious way of talking about China's place in the world.

The emptiness of the concept was demonstrated in May when Xinhua reported that "a senior Chinese official ... called for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to research the "Chinese dream." The official went on to say that the research "would provide academic support for self-confidence in the Chinese path, theories and system." In other words, China's leading think tank was given the task of finding an actual meaning for the Chinese dream.

On the other hand, on the Internet where you find ordinary Chinese people talking about their own ideas rather than Party ideology, many people joke that the real Chinese dream is to get a Green Card and emigrate to the United States.

"I have seen nothing to convince me that the Chinese Dream is anything but a shoddy ripoff of the American Dream, a propaganda campaign imposed from above."
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OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#3 Jul 10, 2013
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Robert Kapp:

The tradition that the Chinese ruler must also be the fountainhead of society's moral authority dies hard -- in fact, it doesn't die at all, having been around for a couple of millennia, since the great emperors of the Han married their "hard power" to the legitimizing social and civil doctrines of the Confucian School. While the formal linkage between ruling house and Confucian canon was severed in 1905, with the ending of the Imperial Examination system for the recruitment of China's administrative elite, just about anyone with pretensions to national leadership since the end of the Dynastic era has adopted a rhetoric, not only of ardent national revival, but of moral instruction. Mao, of course embodied this temporal-cosmic synthesis in the extreme, armed with the eternal verities of Marxism, to be sure, but also literate in the idioms and formulations of the longer Chinese tradition.(Actually, one of Deng Xiaoping's unusual attributes was his low profile as Civilizational Leader: "It doesn't matter whether the cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice" was a perfect, anti-heroic formulation in the aftermath of the of the Charisma Tempest that was the Mao era, and the intensely practical quality of many of Deng's most famous utterances helped to unleash a burst of popular energy, mostly in pursuit of material gain, that has continued to this day.)

But by now Mao has been gone for nearly four decades; it is nearly two decades since Deng's death. It's not for me to put thoughts in Xi Jinping's brain, but surely he has seen for himself, and heard from others, that China's headlong growth since 1978 has brought not only huge benefits to vast numbers of people but also huge burdens; unprecedented improvements in the quality of life, but, increasingly, ominous deteriorations as well. Many decry a deepening moral vacuum and confusion over values in a time of blistering social change. Many bemoan the blind pursuit of money without regard for other social values. And virtually everyone reviles metastatic official corruption, even as he or she tries to navigate that swamp.

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OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#4 Jul 10, 2013
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I can surmise that Xi understands the need, not for another Mao-like God-king, but for China's national leader to resume the role, not only of top politician or development-policy strategist, but of Figure to Be Listened To by China's vast populace. In choosing a slogan like "The China Dream," perhaps he aims to plant himself among the ranks of modern political leaders elsewhere, but, more importantly, within a much longer Chinese continuum.

"The problem, of course, is that today's China is not your grandmother's China."The problem, of course, is that today's China is not your grandmother's China. The nation was left numb by the unremitting ideological bombardment of the Cultural Revolution period; 40 years later, many have observed that the ethical element of Chinese people's existence is dangerously atrophied (see, e.g., this week's legislation ordering people to pay visits to their elderly parents instead of abandoning them entirely). But it is far from clear that laying down a rhetorical formulation like "the China Dream" and then propagating it throughout society, employing the familiar Leninist organizational methods so frequently used in the past, will re-establish the link between the Figure To Be Heard and the Hearers. Given the fantastic, shibboleth-corroding diversification made possible by the Internet (even with China's official intrusions into it), and the pulsating, surging appetite for new wealth, it remains to be seen whether "The China Dream " will effectively help China secure its moorings, or whether instead, like "Morning In America," or the "Contract With America," (or -- wasn't there something about a "New Covenant" a couple of Administrations ago? I can't quite recall)-- it will be quietly retired in favor of something newer and catchier five, or at most ten, years down the line.

As an American, it's hard to separate the rhetoric of a national "dream" from the forms it has taken in the United States: the soaring evocative message of Dr. King's "dream," or the far tawdrier invoking of "the American Dream" in too many cheap present-day political speeches. Let's hope that whoever coined the term "The China Dream" late last year, as Mr. Xi stepped into the highest political office in China, wasn't simply borrowing an overused phrase from the American political lexicon.

At least, as the new regime prepares its scheme for the "urbanization" of hundreds of millions of disadvantaged rural dwellers, no one is talking about "A Shining City on a Hill."
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#5 Jul 10, 2013
from;

http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013...

Good balanced piece, eh?

Always real journalism from The Atlantic!
The CCP is DYING

Port Moody, Canada

#6 Jul 10, 2013
"Unfortunately, I have seen nothing to convince me that the Chinese Dream is anything but a shoddy ripoff of the American Dream, a propaganda campaign imposed from above as an ideological framework to justify continued Party rule, and to find a euphonious way of talking about China's place in the world.

The emptiness of the concept was demonstrated in May when Xinhua reported that "a senior Chinese official ... called for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to research the "Chinese dream." The official went on to say that the research "would provide academic support for self-confidence in the Chinese path, theories and system." In other words, China's leading think tank was given the task of finding an actual meaning for the Chinese dream.

On the other hand, on the Internet where you find ordinary Chinese people talking about their own ideas rather than Party ideology, many people joke that the real Chinese dream is to get a Green Card and emigrate to the United States."

Hee hee!
US is WARLIKE

United States

#7 Jul 12, 2013
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS wrote:
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Jeremy Goldkorn:
I hope that the notion of the Chinese Dream is a signal that the Party recognizes that China ought not to be merely the world's biggest factory, largest market, and most significant creator of pollution. I hope it is a recognition of the dignity and the aspirations of ordinary Chinese people.
Unfortunately, I have seen nothing to convince me that the Chinese Dream is anything but a shoddy ripoff of the American Dream, a propaganda campaign imposed from above as an ideological framework to justify continued Party rule, and to find a euphonious way of talking about China's place in the world.
The emptiness of the concept was demonstrated in May when Xinhua reported that "a senior Chinese official ... called for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to research the "Chinese dream." The official went on to say that the research "would provide academic support for self-confidence in the Chinese path, theories and system." In other words, China's leading think tank was given the task of finding an actual meaning for the Chinese dream.
On the other hand, on the Internet where you find ordinary Chinese people talking about their own ideas rather than Party ideology, many people joke that the real Chinese dream is to get a Green Card and emigrate to the United States.
"I have seen nothing to convince me that the Chinese Dream is anything but a shoddy ripoff of the American Dream, a propaganda campaign imposed from above."
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The CCP is DYING

Port Moody, Canada

#8 Jul 12, 2013
Yes, the whole CCP regime is GARBAGE, and all you have in response to FACTS and IDEAS is idiotic, rabid CCP Red Guard spew!

Thanks for illustrating your brainlessness, "Comrade"!

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US is WARLIKE

United States

#9 Jul 12, 2013
The CCP is DYING wrote:
Yes, the whole CCP regime is GARBAGE, and all you have in response to FACTS and IDEAS is idiotic, rabid CCP Red Guard spew!
Thanks for illustrating your brainlessness, "Comrade"!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
You a fascist warmonger savage , worst for you as 184 nations give you Fascist US militaristic Imperailist Interventionist the big middle fingers means that few westerner nations are include also , cursed for . Do the research if you don't believe! aDD nOT a commie! You time will come you world biggest war mongering western evil savages world biggest mass murders! BWHAHAHAAA
US is WARLIKE

United States

#10 Jul 12, 2013
If you read more and get educated Miro LUBE YA good, you missy Meathead the pinhead, get a brain!! JAJAJAJAJAAA

Pollution is Exported to the world by plundering greedy Predatory Western/US conglomerates who make slave of world masses/laborer paying them meager wages cents on dollar and not provide benefits from Health insurance to education. EVIL SLAVE DRIVERS!
The CCP is CHINAs SHAME

Port Moody, Canada

#11 Jul 12, 2013
US is WARLIKE wrote:
<quoted text>You a fascist warmonger savage , worst for you as 184 nations give you Fascist US militaristic Imperailist Interventionist the big middle fingers means that few westerner nations are include also , cursed for . Do the research if you don't believe! aDD nOT a commie! You time will come you world biggest war mongering western evil savages world biggest mass murders! BWHAHAHAAA
Yes, the whole CCP regime is GARBAGE, and all you have in response to FACTS and IDEAS is idiotic, rabid CCP Red Guard spew!

Thanks for illustrating your brainlessness, "Comrade"!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
US is WARLIKE

United States

#12 Jul 12, 2013
The CCP is CHINAs SHAME wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the whole CCP regime is GARBAGE, and all you have in response to FACTS and IDEAS is idiotic, rabid CCP Red Guard spew!
Thanks for illustrating your brainlessness, "Comrade"!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
West had brainwashed you with Dirty blood money you sychophant lapdog !
Not a commie ! You a fascist warmonger savage !
US is WARLIKE

United States

#13 Jul 12, 2013
The CCP is CHINAs SHAME wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the whole CCP regime is GARBAGE, and all you have in response to FACTS and IDEAS is idiotic, rabid CCP Red Guard spew!
Thanks for illustrating your brainlessness, "Comrade"!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Not a comarade, you paranoid , Is your McCarthyism trip acting again i see! BWHAHAHHAA

Again below describe you perfectly! JAJAJAJAAJA!

You a fascist warmonger savage , worst for you as 184 nations give you Fascist US militaristic Imperailist Interventionist the big middle fingers means that few westerner nations are include also , cursed for . Do the research if you don't believe! aDD nOT a commie! You time will come you world biggest war mongering western evil savages world biggest mass murders! BWHAHAHAAA
The CCP is DYING

Port Moody, Canada

#14 Jul 12, 2013
US is WARLIKE wrote:
<quoted text>West had brainwashed you with Dirty blood money you sychophant lapdog !
Not a commie ! You a fascist warmonger savage !
Yes, the whole CCP regime is GARBAGE, and all you have in response to FACTS and IDEAS is idiotic, rabid CCP Red Guard spew!

Thanks for illustrating your brainlessness, "Comrade Loser"!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
US IS WARLIKE

United States

#15 Jul 12, 2013
The CCP is DYING wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the whole CCP regime is GARBAGE, and all you have in response to FACTS and IDEAS is idiotic, rabid CCP Red Guard spew!
Thanks for illustrating your brainlessness, "Comrade Loser"!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
More ad Hominem, i expect it from you! aND, NOT A commie!
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#16 Jul 22, 2013
Ok, Commie!

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OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#17 Jul 22, 2013
propagandists impose 'China Dream' on skeptical public

Party propagandists impose 'China Dream' on skeptical public on USAToday.com : http://usat.ly/16P1CwN

Party propagandists impose 'China Dream' on skeptical public
Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY 11:28 a.m. EDT July 21, 2013

New schoolbooks tout that only the Communist Party can deliver on the promise.
Chinese tourists at Tiananmen Gate in central Beijing stop and watch July 16 as police (off-camera) detain a woman suspected of being a petitioner, someone who takes complaints, often against local government, to the capital in the usually futile hope of resolution.(Photo: Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY)

Story Highlights
Chinese react to 'Dream' with jokes and indifference

Even prisoners hear lectures on the topic
Critics say message is tailored to a China that no longer exists

BEIJING Piano music plays in the background as Yu Mengwen, a hospital worker, tells uplifting stories about achieving the "China Dream."

But the 40 waitresses and cooks ordered by their employer to attend the government-orchestrated presentation show little interest in the motivational speakers before them. Some play with cellphones, others sneak in a nap.

The "China Dream" is a campaign by recently installed Chinese President Xi Jinping to reinforce the Communist Party's narrative that it remains the only guarantor of future prosperity and national rejuvenation.

"To achieve the China Dream we must follow China's own path, which is the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics," reads one propaganda piece.

But putting a Communist spin on the "American Dream," which holds that anyone can succeed in the USA if they work hard and play by the rules, may not inspire the masses in a country subjected to six decades of slogans and often vicious political movements, say experts.

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OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#18 Jul 22, 2013
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The Chinese public remains wary of self-serving campaigns from leaders who rule without their consent. And as the American Dream glorifies the effort of the individual, Xi's version suggests that the Chinese aspire to a more national, collective goal.

Russell Moses, dean of the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, says the propaganda blitz feels familiar as the bureaucracy "defaults into what has worked before." But the China Dream boasts new elements, he says.

"It's part of a general rethink about how the party is going to supervise a more outspoken and dynamic society," he says. "There's not a lot of traction for slogans anymore, so there has to be a strategy that reaches out to people."

FAR FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM?

Xi Jinping first spoke of his China Dream in November after he was handed power by the party elite in a secret session that ordinary Chinese have no say in. Commenting on it in a meeting last month in the USA with President Obama, he said it, "is connected to the American Dream," and means China seeks "economic prosperity, national rejuvenation and people's well-being."

After months of pushing the China Dream in state-run media, the nation's vast propaganda machinery now spins in full motion, holding speaker sessions, galas and competitions nationwide, setting up publicity "walls" and preparing an online and cellphone barrage.

Even in jail, there's no escape. State media have shown prisoners receiving lectures on "China Dream, prison dream, my dream."

School officials in eastern Zhenjiang City have told kids on summer break to perform "realizing China Dream" activities such as visiting Communist Party memorials and helping the old and disabled.

When school restarts, students from elementary on up may find new textbooks published after Liu Yunshan, the party's propaganda chief, ordered in April that "China Dream propaganda education" must "enter the classroom, and enter students' brains."

The campaign is "an apt response to growing disappointment in the system," as Chinese worry about education, the environment and the economy, Moses says. "There's a sense among many people that to have a future you need to emigrate."

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OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Port Moody, Canada

#19 Jul 22, 2013
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GET REAL, SOME CHINESE SAY

In eastern Beijing, housewife Jiang Hua says her China Dream is two-fold: cheaper house prices in Beijing, and better air quality in the notoriously smoggy capital.

"I wish something could change under this new slogan, and it's not just meaningless," says Jiang, 35.

But it's "too early for radical political reform," she says."If the Communist Party can help everybody achieve our dreams, the people will support them."

And there lies the party's prime objective, believes Zhang Ming, a political scientist at People's University in Beijing.

"If party leaders can achieve their China Dream of a stronger, richer China, it shows the leaders are correct and so there's no need to have elections to show,'We are approved by the Chinese people,'" Zhang says.

Believers in American exceptionalism say the secret to America's success is that it allows individuals vast freedom to pursue personal goals that in the end benefit all of society. Yu, 28, the hospital worker who is part of the promotional effort, says the Chinese do not want to achieve success merely for themselves or their families.

"Even more, we want to work together to achieve the dream of a more powerful China," Yu says after her third such speech in two weeks.

"The China Dream boosts the people's cohesion and patriotism. They will be more confident and will love the party more," says Yu, who hopes to be approved as a full Communist Party member next summer.

But Zhang says the campaign is tailored toward a China that no longer exists.

"Party officials still feel if you repeat something 100 times, and people hear it every day, it will be accepted, but society is different now," he says.

And they will hear it everywhere.

Under a banner reading "My Dream, China Dream," Beijing hospital worker Yu Mengwen spoke Tuesday to an audience of cooks and waiters at an officially organized propaganda session, one of many nationwide, to spread President Xi Jinping's "China Dream" idea among China's 1.3 billion people.(Photo: Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY)

This week, the party's "spiritual civilization" commission, a ministry-level body, teamed up with China's state-run telecom firms to launch an advertising campaign "Realize My China Dream, Spread Positive Energy" online, on cellphones and public LED screens.

The digital drive recognizes that many young Chinese never look at the newspapers and television that the party most directly controls. Beijinger Wu Yue, 24, who shoots ads for a private firm, doubts it will work.

"The China Dream has nothing to do with me," he says. "There are new campaigns every year, but what benefit do ordinary people derive?"

Skepticism is rife online, where micro-blog users share jokes that the real Chinese Dream is to secure a green card in the USA.

After Yu's speech to the waitresses and cooks, another speaker, Liu Jing, says she hopes her "little dream" of getting people to be more kindhearted, loving and honest will help China achieve its "great dream."

Liu, an ambulance dispatcher, laments China's lack of Good Samaritans, referring to a 2011 incident when 18 people walked past a badly injured toddler in the street.

"They either didn't dare to help or were cold-blooded," says Liu, 25. "Through our wholehearted work, we will move people to help."

Contributing: Sunny Yang
The CCP is DYING

Port Moody, Canada

#20 Jul 22, 2013
"Skepticism is rife online, where micro-blog users share jokes that the real Chinese Dream is to secure a green card in the USA. "

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