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Special> NPC & CPPCC Sessions 2013> Opinion
UPDATED: March 6, 2013
'Chinese Dream' to Benefit World

As Chinese lawmakers began their annual session of the National People's Congress on March 5 to discuss national affairs and elect a new state leadership, the "Chinese Dream" has become one of the hot topics again.

Novelles D'Europe, the largest Chinese language newspaper in Europe, said in an editorial that the "Chinese Dream" is a common goal and desire of the Chinese people at home and abroad.

Despite various obstacles on the road toward the dream, the Chinese people will feel proud and honored when it comes true, the newspaper said, adding that no matter what kind of dream, it requires perseverance and hard work to overcome difficulties.

The "Chinese Dream," with the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as its core, has always been a common desire and goal pursued by numerous men and women with high aspiration in the country.

After the two Opium Wars in the 1800s, the ancient country suffered repeated foreign invasions and the dream was broken over and over again.

But now, thanks to the Chinese people's unremitting endeavor for generations, China has taken its due place in the family of nations, with the dream of the Chinese nation's rejuvenation closer to a reality than ever before.

Countries around the world have been keeping a keen eye on the "Chinese Dream," which was named the Word of the Year in the country in 2012.

In the view of Qian Feng, vice director and chief editor of Asian Daily, a Thailand-based Chinese language newspaper, the "Chinese Dream" is a scientific, down-to-earth ideal, rather than an impractical Utopia. "The 'Chinese Dream' embodies the new Chinese leadership's concept of governance, which allows people to feel China's rise in the new times," he said. "It also means a new opportunity for the world's development."

Kwame Owino, chief executive officer of the Institute of Economic Affairs of Kenya, said the ideal can help the Chinese form a positive mentality and make greater achievements in its social and economic development.

Foreign media also regard the "Chinese Dream" as a big move that will benefit the Chinese people, especially those at the grassroots level.

Under an ambitious plan of the Chinese Government, more and more farmers will move to cities, Die Zeit, a German newspaper, said in an article posted on its website.

Due to the lower living conditions of most Chinese farmers, urbanization has played a role in narrowing the gap between urban and rural areas, the article said, adding that Chinese farmers also view urbanization as an incubator for their dream.

China and the world have become a community that shares common interests and destinies. As the Chinese people strive for national rejuvenation, other countries are also eager to learn more about their dream.

Wang Zheng, an associate professor at Seton Hall University of the United States, said the Chinese people, while pursuing rejuvenation, should also help the international community get a better understanding on the dream.

Other countries should be glad to see the Chinese people's enthusiasm in realizing their dream, said Kim Jin Ho, an international relations professor from the Dan Kook University of South Korea.

"An active China will certainly have a positive influence on the world," he said.

Echoing Kim's view, Jose Luis Robaina, a renowned Cuban expert on China, said the whole world will benefit from the "Chinese Dream."

"A powerful, independent and stable socialist China" is in the interests of the whole world, he said, adding that it will also be a peaceful country that is conducive to other nations.

(Xinhua News Agency March 5, 2013)

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