April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Katy Perry may have been banned from
China’s music websites, but her “Teenage Dream” now has its
Asian counterpart. Newly confirmed in office, President Xi
Jinping, has chosen “Chinese Dream” as his signature phrase to
describe the direction of his administration.
Although it is early, and the phrase could be altered or
abandoned, Xi invoked it both on becoming leader of the
Communist Party of China and in his final rhetorical salvo as he
assumed the presidency. Certainly, as I saw in my recent travels
there, no other phrase has been given comparable attention in
the state media, a relatively reliable sign that the dream is
here to stay.