Much has been written recently about Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s aspirational political slogan, the “Chinese Dream.” The Economist, in fact, dedicated the cover of its current print edition to the topic (see the cover here, read the story here).
But what is the Chinese Dream? Who can realistically attain it? What are the obstacles Xi faces in trying to turn dream into reality? We asked these questions and more to Evan Osnos, China correspondent for The New Yorker and 2007 winner of Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize. Osnos, an Asia 21 Young Leader, wrote about the Chinese Dream on his Letter From China blog, and is working on a book on the subject to be published in 2014.
This year’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia will be awarded in a public event at Asia Society New York on May 23. Learn more and reserve your free ticket here.