Netizen Voices: A Vote “No” for the Chinese Dream

People’s Forum, a BBS on the website of the state-run newspaper People’s Daily, launched the “Confidence-Conviction-Faith” survey on March 27 to measure its readers’ commitment to Xi Jinping’s vision of the “Chinese dream”:

Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream” bears the dreams and great trust of millions upon millions of people, and has reignited the hope for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Realizing the Chinese dream requires steadfast confidence, persistent conviction, and lofty faith. Tremendous self-confidence in our beliefs and unwavering conviction will bring us into an even more self-aware coalition under the flag of socialism with Chinese characteristics, drawing the multitudes together in total unity in the struggle to realize our common Chinese dream. When the hundreds of millions of people assemble in confidence, conviction, and faith to hold fast, we will at last coalesce an unbeatable, boundless force from the wisdom and strength of 1.3 billion people with which to collectively realize our dreams. We welcome your participation in the People’s Forum “Confidence-Conviction-Faith” survey.


The survey includes these four questions:

1. Do you agree that the Chinese Communist Party has enough courage and intelligence to accelerate and push forward reform?


2. Do you agree with the argument that “persistence in and development of socialism with Chinese characteristics is beneficial to fundamental interests of the people at large”?


3. Do you agree with the argument that “only the Chinese Communist Party can lead the people successfully down the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics”?


4. What is your opinion of China’s system of “one-party rule, multi-party participation”?


From the results captured in the screenshot below, the Party’s sales pitch for the Chinese dream is backfiring:


75% of respondents disagreed with the first question, while over 80% disagreed with the following three questions. 3492 people participated when this screenshot was taken.

The survey has already been taken offline.

Via CDT Chinese.


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