On the way toward the renaissance of its ancient glory, China is inspiring its people and the world with a new concept: the Chinese Dream.
Put forward by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, in November 2012, the Chinese Dream of Great Renewal has not only struck a chord with the Chinese people, but been, believe it or not, changing the world.
PROFOUND CHANGES IN CHINA, WORLD
The ancient Chinese civilization had a broad influence on the world. Now China is "coming back" as it is reemerging as a great power.
For this reason, many people began to read "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China", a book that outlines the full political ideas of the top Chinese leadership.
Xi's book has sold 4.5 million copies worldwide, with an overseas circulation of some 400,000, a record for any Chinese leader's publication in nearly four decades.
It is becoming increasingly easy to pin down a definition of the Chinese Dream. On cabs and billboards, the Chinese Dream is described as "a prosperous country, a revitalized nation and a happy people".
The Dream is also elaborated on as "two centenary goals" -- to double the 2010GDPand per capita income of urban and rural residents and complete the building of a moderately prosperous society by 2020; and to build a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious by the middle of this century.
If the development plan comes true, it will be one of the most earth-shaking developments since the First Opium War (1840-1842), not only for China but also for global history.
In a report published last year, London-based advertising company WPP said the Chinese Dream "enjoys a much higher level of awareness than the American Dream or British Dream."
DREAMS OF 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE
China's population outnumbers that of theUnited States, theEuropean UnionandJapancombined, accounting for about one fifth of the world's total.
It is unprecedented in the history of human civilization for a country of such a scale to rejuvenate.