採訪/田淨 編輯/黃億美 後製/郭敬
Two hidden crises in Chinese dream
Xi Jinping, the new leader of the Chinese Communist
Party (CCP), has been calling to achieve the Chinese dream since he took office.
An article in the latest issue of British newspaper
The Economist pointed out that
there was no specific content, but rather hidden crises
in Xi’s Chinese dream.
Netizens say that the CCP does not allow people
to aspire to a different dream.
Why do the Chinese people refuse to share the same
Chinese dream, and what are the hidden crises?
The Economist believed that the new leader of the CCP
should take serving the people as a future goal,
instead of creating a country that promotes nationalism.
The article named two hidden crises.
The first crisis: “Resurrection of Nationalism”
in Mainland China.
Due to an increase of conflicts and disputes in China’s
adjacent waters, many netizens have had fierce words for Japan, intending to teach them a lesson.
In addition, Xi Jinping proposed the Navy dream
during his navy visit in December 2012.
Although his purpose was to quell hawks within the navy,
his words might forecast Beijing’s militant stance.
The second crisis is that the Chinese dream gives
more power to the CCP, instead of the Chinese people.
In November 2012, when the Chinese dream
was mentioned, Xi wanted ordinary citizens to have
their own homes, send their children to college,
and enjoy life.
However, his seemed to focus on strengthening
the power of the CCP and the military.
Li Shan Jian, China affairs commentator:
“The Chinese Dream is just a different term.
The most important things are basic human rights,
social stability, the people’s true wealth, and really enjoying basic rights.
These basic things constitute people’s Chinese dream,
but he failed to mention.”
Many urban residents in China are dreaming of
for rural residents, they are dreaming of leaving
second-class citizenship behind.
Li Shan Jian: “Many people do not think according
to what the CCP has outlined.
Thus, the CCP becomes very nervous.
A few articles published in the Global Times say that our
dream is different from that dream, so don’t dream the wrong dream.”
An article published in The New York Times entitled,
“The American dream is different from the Chinese dream,”
said that the American dream respects “Individualism”:
as long as one works hard, one will harvest well.
However, the Chinese Dream seems to respect collectivism:
as long as one works hard, the country will harvest well.
So, what is the Chinese dream then?
According to Xinhua News Agency, the CCP’s mouthpiece,
all workers should link their own dreams with the national dream,
fulfilling their obligations to the state,
and that is what the China dream is.
Li Shan Jian: “The CCP has led the Chinese people to walk
an evil path over the years.
The whole social ethical system has been messed up.
The CCP officials do not produce anything, but they control
almost the entire social economy and wealth.
If this scenario continues, I don’t think we can fulfill
Li Shan Jian believes that the moral value system
is the foundation; social economy is only a branch.
The real Chinese dream must come after the full recovery
of the Chinese people, morally and spiritually, in order to be meaningful.
Li Shan Jian: “That is to rebuild people’s morals
If a society does not have good and high ethical standards
and people do not have a basic belief, this society will not be stable.
They are capable of doing anything (bad)
for a small gain.
That cannot be a stable society, and people
will not be happy in it.”
Voice of America reported that the CCP has vigorously
promoted the Chinese Dream.
Yet, netizens find it laughable that the CCP’s propaganda
department obviously not only wants all people to follow
the central government when they are awake, but also
to dream the CCP’s dream when they are sleeping.