Chinese Dream will become Nightmare!


After less than a month into his job, Xi ushered in a new leadership style that’s taken China by surprise. At the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Party Congress in November 2012, Xi Jinping started to weave a “China dream” for public consumption, “fulfilling the great renaissance of the Chinese race.”
The "China Dream" is a phrase that has appeared in plays and books. In the eyes of the outside world, however, the big question remains: what exactly is this Chinese Dream? The symbolism is potent but vague on details. The phrase evokes China’s past glories, but not any precise period. China’s renaissance refers to achievements related to innovation and creativity—such as the compass, papermaking, movable type, and gunpowder, which are collectively known as the “four great inventions.”
As a Chinese analyst said the Chinese Dream is different from the American Dream , which focuses on individual success, the Chinese one mainly stress national power and dignity.
Xi’s dream comes with a roadmap for what a powerful future China would be like. In the shorthand language of the moment, it goes like this: strong China (economically, politically, diplomatically, scientifically, militarily), civilized China (equity and fairness, rich culture, high morals), harmonious China (among social classes) and finally beautiful China (healthy environment, low pollution). The Holy Grail of the moment is the “Two 100s”—the achievement of a “moderately prosperous society” by the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th birthday in 2021, one year before Xi’s retirement; and a “rich, strong, democratic, civilized and harmonious socialist modern country” by 2049, the 100th birthday of the founding of the People’s Republic.
But a closer analysis of Mr Xi's speech makes one wonder if there is cause for concern for foreign countries, especially those locked in territorial disputes with China, such as Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Given the symbolic setting, the natural fear is that part of Mr Xi's China Dream may include taking a tougher stance towards foreign countries that China perceives to be threatening again to grab its territories.
Everyone wants to know how Xi’s dream will translate into foreign policy. The Chinese president emphasized that “the China Dream also will bring opportunities to the world.” Enter the charm offensive: in Xi’s new world, “peaceful development” is always in and “the China threat” is always out. Still, as with the dream at home, so abroad. Facts on the ground—or more specifically in the waters of the South China Sea—once again threaten to turn Xi’s dream into a future nightmare. Nationalism has unsurprisingly proven a crucial factor and there’s been nothing dreamy about the continuing clash of claims to various energy-rich islands and waters in the region. Warships have recently been maneuvering as China faces off against, among other countries, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines These frictions are unfolding against the backdrop of Washington’s “pivot” back to the Asian region after years of entanglement in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Over the past year, Washington has unleashed based military personnel in Australia, and shored up ties to Japan, Philippines, Vietnam.
The proliferating disputes feed talk of a new cold war emerging in Asia, pitting the U.S. and its closest regional allies against China. China doesn’t have the comprehensive strength to challenge the U.S., the U.S. is acting to prevent China’s rise and influence in the world.
Beijing’s increasingly aggressive revisionism threatens the peace of Asia and the core interests of nearly every state in it. Recently, China has used gunboat diplomacy to assert a unilateral claim to vast swathes of the South China Sea; unilaterally declared an air defense zone over the Senkaku Islands administered by Japan; seized control of Philippine territories in the South China Sea; placed an oil rig in Vietnam’s territorial waters, causing the sinking of a Vietnamese ship that challenged it; intercepted American and Japanese military aircraft in skies far from China’s; and harassed the American, Japanese, Indian, Philippine, and Vietnamese navies in international waters and even, in some instances, in their home seas.
If this is what President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream” means for Asia, its neighbors will undoubtedly want to stay in America’s orbit./.
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Huy Quốc 2/7/14 19:01

China is pushing its' friends away, one day they will get regretted what they have done to Vietnam today, and it'll be too late for them!

Hoàng Lân 2/7/14 19:05

Hope their nightmare will come true, good luck, Chinese!

Vân Nhàn 2/7/14 19:08

“the China Dream also will bring opportunities to the world.” , it's so ironic, as it's seen Chinese dream just bring dangers and threats to all countries in the region.

Hùng Quân 2/7/14 19:11

We must be alert to Chinese plots of invading and taking the whole islands and seas. They are big but bad!

Quân Hoàng 2/7/14 19:13

China doesn’t have the comprehensive strength to challenge the U.S., the U.S. is acting to prevent China’s rise and influence in the world.

Phạm Hiếu 2/7/14 19:18

Those are aggressive and crafty nature of China, I think all member countries should reunite against China.

Quốc Kiên 2/7/14 19:22

I agree, we can't let them do what they want, they must know the consequences of violating international laws and other's sovereignty.

Huy Lâm 2/7/14 19:28

Chinese are dreaming about a nightmare in which all countries will stand together against them.

Quốc Cường 2/7/14 19:30

Many international scholars continues expressing strong condemnation and confirms the support of international public opinion is an advantage of Vietnam before Beijing's illegal and unilateral actions.

Lê Tín 2/7/14 19:32

Wake up, China or we will wake you up ourself, and it'll not so pleasant, I guarantee.

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