|More than 200,000 people gathered in Tian'anmen Square on October 1, 2009 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the People's Republic of China. The photo shows aircraft staging a ceremonial fly-past.|
Today's Chinese Dream is a rich, multifaceted concept, a complex, yet definite idea. It embraces Chinese politics, Chinese philosophy, Chinese culture, the concerns of modern Chinese society; it includes Chinese history and the collective memory of the Chinese people, especially the memories of both the difficult times and Liberation experienced in the modern era. It is a vivid representation of the immediate experience and the real lives of the people, of development and social transformation. It embodies China's development goals, national consensus, future prospects and plans for the way ahead. It is a condensation of Chinese thought, spirit and wisdom. It embraces the economic, political, cultural, social and ecological aspects of China's modern civilization.
The Chinese Dream is filled with the glory, hardship and sacrifice stored in the people's collective memory. It expresses China's culture, philosophy and ideals. The Chinese Dream consists of rich and varied concepts with clear, practical consequences. China's new generation leader, Comrade Xi Jinping, has said that the idea of the Chinese Dream is both timely and profound. Adopting this high level, concise idea will encourage the Chinese people to pull together and work with all their might and with one heart to realize the great dream of national revival.
Modern China is experiencing rapid development. Never before in history have we felt so keenly that national renewal, building a strong and prosperous country, and providing a happy life for our people are within our grasp. Never before in history have we been closer to achieving our aim of reviving and rejuvenating the Chinese nation. Never before in history have we been more confident and capable in realizing the great Chinese Dream.
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