Chinese Dream

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

A pack of the Chinese Dream cigarettes shared on microblogs. Screenshot from Sina Weibo.

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

Demonstrators hold banners outside the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, January 8, 2013. Photo: Reuters

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

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

Director Peter Chan (second right) and his cast members attend a launch event for the movie "American Dreams in China" in Hangzhou. Photo: Xinhua

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

Article on the front page of the PLA Daily on Wednesday, Photo: SCMP Pictures

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

China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP

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

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

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

Best friends forever.

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

Packages of heroin seized at customs publicly incinerated in Guangdong, June 25, 2010. (Photo: Xinhua)


Financial Times

The US seeks a crackdown on cyber-espionage.

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29 Mar 2013 - 6:47am

China jails 20 on terrorism charges and the debate about the Chinese Dream continues

A Uighur from Xinjiang on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing on March 3, 2013. (Photo: AFP)

SecurityBeijing News* New regulations for military personal on treason enter into force on Thursday, narrowly redefining state secrets, defections and adding the sale of military real estate.Reuters

28 Mar 2013 - 7:07am

An aspiring China

Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA

As vague as Xi Jinping has allowed his dream of a Chinese renaissance to be, it has raised a lot of expectations, and sometimes fear. For all the rhetoric about "Chinese exceptionalism", it remains unclear whether Xi was claiming uniqueness or superiority, a combination of both, or neither.

25 Mar 2013 - 2:37am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 22, 2013

Xi Jinping has backed equal opportunities. Photo: AFP

Being a long-time resident of Hong Kong, I read with a great deal of interest what China's new president, Xi Jinping, was reported in the media to have said about a Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:00am 2 comments

'China dream' and 'Hong Kong dream' need to be put into practice

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

The "China Dream" evoked by newly elected President Xi Jinping has, unsurprisingly, generated different interpretations, ranging from building a better future for 1.3 billion people to an ambitious goal of reviving the nation's ancient glories. Meeting Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying for the first time in his new capacity on Monday, Xi extended his hopes to the Hong Kong public. 

20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am 4 comments

China's dream of transformation

China's dream of transformation

A new fashion is gaining ground in Beijing: interpreting a dream. The trendsetter is not a Chinese Freud, but the nation's new top leader Xi Jinping, who first elaborated on the "China dream" after visiting a history museum in Beijing in November. Now, the dream has intoxicated the Chinese media as well as the two red-carpet shows of politics in Beijing.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:25am 3 comments