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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Chinese Dream

'Chinese Dream' luxury cigarettes not for sale, tobacco company says

The "Chinese Dream", President Xi Jinping's slogan, is harmful to your health, at least, if inhaled.

Wednesday, 31 July, 2013, 4:18pm

'Chinese Dream' trumps the constitution, says Communist Party paper

Conservatives within the Communist Party continue their campaign against calls for liberal reforms in China in yet another strongly worded magazine editorial on President Xi Jinping's trademark propaganda slogan, the Chinese Dream. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Xi living in a dream world

Xi Jinping stirred controversy at home with his remark to Barack Obama that the "Chinese dream is connected to the American dream".

9 Jun 2013 - 8:46am 2 comments

Film reveals Chinese dream for Hong Kong's financial community

Many would have noticed that in China the main government slogan is not about "building a harmonious society" any more. It's now about achieving the "Chinese dream" - the concept new leader Xi Jinping has been promoting since he took office.

3 Jun 2013 - 10:17am 2 comments

The cosmic truth is out there: PLA mouthpiece ridiculed over Chinese Dream piece

The People's Liberation Daily, the publication of China's armed forces, is well known for its patriotic stance. But on Wednesday it went way beyond its usual zeal - drawing ridicule from a less patriotic public.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

To dream the un-Chinese dream

It's either a sad reflection on today's China or an example of its increasing freedom of movement, but a growing number of Chinese plan to leave the country. That's their dream - to start a new life in Australia, Canada, or best of all the US. Even some African countries and tiny Hong Kong will do as a stepping stone to the West.

9 May 2013 - 4:45am 7 comments

No time for dreaming, Xi needs to crack on with cleaning up the party

The Chinese leadership may have good reason to regret taking bad advice from its ideological team. The idea of declaring a new political slogan, the "China Dream", at the outset of the new regime has backfired so badly that one wonders if the catchphrase can outlast Hu Jintao's "harmonious society", which survived for more than two years.

29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am 3 comments

Xi will be pushed to make good on his China Dream

Ruling elites almost everywhere - whether in democracies or in authoritarian regimes - believe that clever sloganeering can inspire their people and legitimise their power. There are, of course, crucial differences. In functioning democracies, government leaders can be held accountable for their promises: the press can scrutinise their policies, opposition parties are motivated to show that the party in power lies and cheats. As a result, incumbents are frequently forced to carry out at least some of their promises.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am 1 comment

Tobacco and roadside pollution more dangerous than bird flu

Given the rising concern over bird flu, it is worth recalling that there are other bigger killers in Hong Kong. In the past two weeks in which nine deaths have been recorded, Hong Kong's dirty air has led to 123 avoidable deaths.

8 Jul 2013 - 12:25pm

The US mulls cyber-espionage crackdown and China targets drug traffickers


Financial Times

The US seeks a crackdown on cyber-espionage.

Beijing Times*

29 Mar 2013 - 6:47am