Building Middle Class is Key to the Chinese Dream
After the closing of the Communist Party's 18th National Congress in September, at the first media conference for members of the Politburo Standing Committee, Xi Jinping described a Chinese dream.
The picture Xi presented, ranging from the rights to education to a clean environment to individual happiness, was in fact a blueprint for a flourishing middle class. Coincidentally, U.S. President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address since his reelection also placed particular emphasis on revitalizing and consolidating the middle class as a national policy focus. In the next 20 years, the most important symbol of China's rise to a rich, strong, and prosperous nation will be whether the majority of citizens have entered the middle class.
- Hidden Anguish
- In Friday's Papers: IBM Workers Strike over Lenovo Deal; Ordos Will Stop Building Homes, Mayor Says
- A French Revolution, Please!
- Lianghui Quotes：March 7
- Egypt's Road to Rejuvenation Is Opening, Veteran Diplomat Says
- Scaffold Collapse
- The Siege of Tsingtao
- The Celestials
- Jilted U.S. Investors and Debtors on the Run
- Lianghui Quotes: March 6
- Sign up to receive our free daily newsletter
- Eyes on the Prize
- Electric Car Charging Stations Powering Down
- Zhou Family Was Influential in Jiangsu City before Corruption Inquiry
- The Logic of the Left in China
- Yuan Won't Overtake Dollar until Changes Are Made, Economist Says
- Caixin Explains: The 'Lianghui' Meetings
- From Tycoon to Target
- Gary Locke Expresses Optimism for Future of Sino-U.S. Ties
- Closer Look: So Who Stops a Run on Yu E Bao Accounts?
- China to Grow at 7.5 Pct and Focus on Reforms, Premier Says