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My “Chinese Dream”

Popularity 28Viewed 47050 times 2013-3-18 22:40 |System category:News| Chinese, Dream

I am a Chinese. I’ve always been making dreams from time to time. Those dreams made by each average Chinese like me are certainly Chinese dreams. Dreams vary from person to person, and also from time to time. But in a certain era, people share the similar dreams.  Here I’d like to share my Chinese dreams with you.

 

When I was a child in 1970s, poverty kept hovering over my family, just as it did with other average families in the countryside. The misfit second-hand clothes, rain-leaking roof of old adobe house became part of my memory. However, the worse impression is that I was feeling hungry all the time. Sometimes hunger bit me so severely that I regarded dried sweet potato slices as delicious snack, the sharp crack of chewing which are still echoing in my dream. At that time, my dream was getting enough to fill my cooing empty belly.

 

In the early years of 1980s, as the reform and opening-up policy was implemented, the children dream came true. And then, another dream became clearer and clearer in my mind. I must try my best to escape out of my impoverished and backward hometown. I worked harder at my study than most of my classmates, and, after luckily succeeding in the national college entrance examination, my dream became reality again: after graduation, I became a citizen working in a city. As the first college graduate out of a remote village, my success set an example for my folks. They came to realize that schooling is a good way to change one’s fate. In the following years, there were less drop-outs and more college graduates in my village, of which I am proud even today.

 

Afterwards, I got accustomed to the life of citizens and I began to dream the same things as other peers: a comfortable home, my own car and a spacious apartment. Based on my toil, more than ten years passed, all of these dreams have been fulfilled. Of course, new dreams will occur to me again and again as time rolls on. Whatever, I believe most of my dreams will come true sooner or later only if my motherland keep advancing with current pace.

 

My Chinese dreams are also ones of other Chinese people. If every individual’s dreams come true, the dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will sure to come true. "The Chinese dream, after all, is the dream of the people,” as the newly-elected Chairman Xi Jinping said.

 

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)

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Reply Report jarryxzs 2013-3-19 12:58
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Reply Report gooddog 2013-3-19 16:07
Congratulation on your achievements! China is changing the face of the world, and I believe China will open new frontiers for many development and under developed countries. Keep on dreaming, China's future never looked so good in last few centuries. In each of my visit to China, I see enormous change and progress. I wish, I can say the same here in the West.
Reply Report DSseeing 2013-3-19 16:34
Good for you. Whatever the Chinese dream is , the most important thing I care about is fairness. I hope every Chinese get an equal opportunity.
Reply Report ALittleBoat 2013-3-19 16:46
gooddog: Congratulation on your achievements! China is changing the face of the world, and I believe China will open new frontiers for many development and und ...
thanks!
yes, all of us are advancing. Let's optimistic about our future
Reply Report ALittleBoat 2013-3-19 16:48
DSseeing: Good for you. Whatever the Chinese dream is , the most important thing I care about is fairness. I hope every Chinese get an equal opportunity.
you get the point. euqity is of great importance for development, ohterwise, the achievements would get ruined.
Reply Report 我不是猫 2013-3-19 19:51
Congratulations! You have set an  example for us.Not just for your folks,me too. I'm a student,and I need to learn many things.Like most of you "No pain,no gain",Its our way to the future.I have ready for it.
Reply Report huaren2323 2013-3-19 20:24
As Always a very inspiring personal narrative Mr. Wang. Adversity during childhood give us the determination to succeed...Hope we can pass this trait to the next generation....I would like to have the same dream...
Reply Report ALittleBoat 2013-3-19 21:08
huaren2323: As Always a very inspiring personal narrative Mr. Wang. Adversity during childhood give us the determination to succeed...Hope we can pass this trait  ...
your encouragement inspires me a lot!

Dreams are of great significance in our life.
Reply Report ALittleBoat 2013-3-19 21:11
我不是猫: Congratulations! You have set an  example for us.Not just for your folks,me too. I'm a student,and I need to learn many things.Like most of you " ...
You are right. Take your life dream as a goal, stick to it, and work hard for it. Your life will be colourful!
Reply Report huaren2323 2013-3-19 21:50
Yes indeed...
Reply Report huaren2323 2013-3-19 21:50
Yes indeed...
Reply Report huaren2323 2013-3-19 21:50
Yes indeed...
Reply Report Paul.Kellerman 2013-3-20 11:20
You really live a wonderful life in china, and congratulations to you, you made your dreams come true. That is perfect. And I wish you were happy with your life all the time.Best wishes.
Reply Report ALittleBoat 2013-3-21 21:38
Paul.Kellerman: You really live a wonderful life in china, and congratulations to you, you made your dreams come true. That is perfect. And I wish you were happy with ...
Thank you.

The same to you.
Reply Report RonJaDa 2013-3-21 22:06
Congratulations !!!  It is great to read inspirational stories like that.   You are making a difference!

Have you gone back to your school and addressed a student assembly to tell them your story.
Reply Report Anx.F 2013-3-22 16:40
Excellent!!!!
Reply Report jison_ma 2013-3-23 21:36
Maybe my dream doesn't belong to the Chinese dreams, coz I want to immigrate to Canada.
Like you, I also was born and raised in the poor countryside. I once lived in the clay-made falt for years. When it rained outside, the room was leaking inside. We had to put bowls or basins on the clay-made bed to receive the rain drop.
It is true our lives are improved significantly. However, normal citizens are still and will live in the lowest class of this society.
Reply Report renhuiying 2013-3-23 21:54
I have no experience of what you had experienced,but I admire you for your strength , courage and your attitude toward life.As for me ,life is tough,but I know now , never give up  and I will get progress like you.
Reply Report wjw33 2013-3-25 14:17
Mr. Xi,
The dream of the people.
Thank you.
Reply Report 1of10boyz 2013-3-28 16:00
I think that the dried sweet potatoes that my friends have given me here in rural Shandong looked better than your picture. I found them to be a little unusual but edible. I enjoy them in small amounts in the fall but I am also glad when they are gone. I also have foods that I do not like to eat now that I ate in my childhood in America that other find OK. I am glad to hear that things worked out for you. I was also young during the 1970s and I was always told to eat all of my food because there were starving children in China. Now I can say I know one of them because of your story.

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