The Chinese Dream, an idea floated by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has far-reaching implications for every part of society in China. On the China Radio International, Carnegie Moscow Center’s Dmitri Trenin discussed this issue with Zheng Chenguang. He was joined by Ruan Zongze, senior fellow and vice president of the China Institute of International Studies.
According to Trenin, the Chinese Dream program is a sign of recognition by Xi Jinping of a global trend that gives more and more attention to certain values in the foreign policy. For example, he explained that China has realized the importance of being perceived as an attractive state by foreign audiences. In order to create this popular image, Beijing has begun promoting China as an open country, dedicated to peaceful conflict management and diplomacy backed by active investment and a growing economy.
Turning to the bilateral relationship between China and Russia, Trenin suggested that current efforts toward Russian-Chinese cooperation should be continued and added that the future demands closer economic relations and more ties between ordinary people.