Interpreting the Great ‘Chinese Dream’


The new vocabulary in the international relations lexicon is the concept of ‘Chinese Dream’. It is an ideational concept with profound meanings that every country in the global sphere is trying to deconstruct and demystify. India’s concern lies in the current dynamics of ‘China’s rise’ in the global sphere. There are some questions, which necessitate immediate attention and deliberation. What does the ‘Chinese Dream’ mean for India? Whose Dream is it? What does it signify for the world? More importantly, in what ways does the ‘Chinese Dream’ hold relevance for India? According to some experts the Dream is a road that marks the regaining of China’s lost glories; a quest to reclaim its erstwhile position of being the ‘Son of Heaven’.