Hebei, China. The song The Chinese Dream was recently released during a ceremony at a school in North China’s Hebei Province, located in the county where Chinese President Xi Jinping worked in the 1980s.
The Chinese dream, which targets the “great renewal of the Chinese nation,” was proposed by Xi in 2012. It’s about realizing a prosperous and strong country, rejuvenation of the nation and the well-being of the people, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Written and composed by Jiang Kairu and Hou Dejian, the song was released at Hebei Province’s Zhengding Middle School on Monday for the first time, according to a news report released by the school on its website.
Jiang, 83, also penned the Story of the Spring, a patriotic song that praised former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening-up policy.
Hou, a Taiwan songwriter, composed the popular song Descendants of the Dragon, which quickly became a hit and is commonly regarded as expressing sentiments of patriotism.
Two versions of the song The Chinese Dream were played at an event at the school, one was played by the school’s symphony and another was sung by two singers. It’s expected to be sung and passed on from generation to generation among the young Chinese students, china.com.cn reported.
The producer Yue Xiaofeng said at the event that realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has been the dream of Chinese people since modern times. The essence of the Chinese dream is to realize prosperity and revival of the nation, along with the happiness of people and the harmony of society.
Zhengding Middle School’s principal, Zhou Qing, said that the event is an inspiration for the school and provides patriotic education for the students.
Xi has worked about three years at Zhengding as the Secretary and Deputy Secretary with the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Zhengding County Committee between March 1982 and May 1985, according to the website of the Party School of Central Committee of the CPC.
(In association with Global Times)