Monday, December 5, 2016

China Dream

It was American Dream after the two World War, and recent years due to the rise of China economically, we now have a new consciousness, that of China Dream. Individual brave adversity and settled down in Beijing to chase their Dream. Interestingly, the people who chase the China Dream are not only those from developing countries but from developed countries, such as Singapore, Canada and American.
Singers descend on Hou Hai (后海), sing in the hundreds of drinking joints in search of their dreams. There are many reality shows that allow vast exposure for their talents. People from South East Asia are seen participating in them and loved by the Chinese. Perhaps these movements encouraged a sense of belonging with a larger audience, as a singular entity, that of an Asian identity.
Of course, these are differences among countries in this vast geography, the need for inclusiveness in diversity become a common understanding through friendly interactions. The idiom ‘君子和而不同’,a gentleman gets along with others but does not necessarily agree with them. This is the underlying principle for bringing diverse people together.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A new consciousness - China Dream


When I first heard of the concept of the Silk Road proposed by the Premier Xi Jinping of China, I thought it was another political slogan that retraced old history to establish, soften the Chinese economic expansion, and legitimise their action. I did not pay mush attention to the details of the plan.
One day I came across the youtube video '一带一路'. The video shows the commitment of China in helping the countries that span the Silk Road. It is a dream to connect through roads, seas and air so that people can benefit through economic exchanges, through goods and services, eventually billions of lives could change, bringing about better communication and understanding, eventually resolving conflicts.