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What is "Chinese Dream"? Mr Xi Jinpin says, "In my opinion, to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is the greatest dream of modern China."
Throughout the modern times, China saw its turn from prosperity to decline, and has suffered from frequent invasions. Chinese people have mixed emotions on the rises and falls of the nation. From the very beginning, the Chinese Dream has been related to "taste". Because of the "bitterness" of humiliation in history, Chinese people long for the "sweetness" of being proud and elated. Sweetness is the taste of rejuvenation and the taste of the Chinese Dream.
This taste exists in dreams and in hearts. This taste has been yearned day and night .No one would forget it. What is "sweetness"? It is national independence, national wealth and powerful military, happy livelihood and high esteem…
To obtain "sweetness", the emperors and officials of Qing dynasty opened the chapters; celebrities of the Republic of China made progress. Haiguotuzhi, Westernization Movement, Wuxu Reform, The International Development of China… Each of them was aimed at figuring out the path to national rejuvenation. Progress had been made while difficulties existed. Since its founding, the Communist Party of China deemed it its duty to find out the answer of rejuvenation. Now, China has found the road to revival——the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
As the era advances, "sweetness" also upgrades. In the report to the Eighteenth National Congress of the CPC, "sweetness" is defined as "Five in One": economic growth, political development, cultural prosperity, social harmony and ecological civilization. For the nation, sweetness means two "One hundred years": on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, China will build an all-round well-off society; on the 100th anniversay of founding of new China, China will fully realize the socialist modernization with Chinese characteristics.
On an individual level, "sweetness" means rapid income growth; on the dining table, "sweetness" means people can have safe foods; in terms of environment, "sweetness" stands for a beautiful China with attractive sceneries; in life, "sweetness" is increasingly higher life standard; going abroad, "sweetness" means one can share the honor and pride of being a Chinese……
On the journey to "sweetness", China should expect another two tastes as well. One is the taste of "seawater". The report of the Eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China emphasized the task of building a great sea power. In order to fulfill this task, China should be ready for another taste, the taste of "sweat". China needs to strive for a great future!
On the road to "sweetness" and national rejuvenation, the ride has never been smooth. For now, China has to taste another two flavors
- The taste of the sea. Rejuvenative China has to move towards the deep blue. The CPC's report at the 18th Party Congress highlighted the construction of a powerful marine nation. "Enhance capacity for exploiting marine resources, develop the marine economy, protect the marine ecological environment, and resolutely safeguard China's maritime rights and interests" - the Less than 40 Chinese words request us to weather heavy storm and taste plenty of seawater.
- The taste of the sweat. Dreams will tend to fall flat if there is only empty talk. "If there is no action, then there is no Marxism.""Empty talk injuries the country, hard work rejuvenates the nation."Only action could support the Chinese dream.
Only solid work could create Shenzhen Miracle and the China's status as the second biggest economy in the world. Chinese nation values pragmatic behaviors. The realization of the "Chinese Dream" never depends on empty talk. The happiness shall rely on hard work. "Crossing a river by feeling the stones" is hard work; the Reform and Opening-up is hard work; handling the financial crisis is also hard work…
It is easy to go from strong to weak, but difficult to go from weak to strong. On the road to the "Chinese Dream", there are sweat and sea water, painstaking efforts and glistening teardrops, sweet and sour exploration, as well as hard process.
In the process, the smell of sweat makes the "sweetness" more solid and taste better.
The article is edited and translated from《中国梦的味道》, source: People's Daily Overseas Edition, author: Chen Zhenkai