In search of a dream

Print edition : March 08, 2013

Chinese swimmers hold aloft a banner featuring a portrait of Xi Jinping, China's new leader, bearing the words "Service, health for the people" at an event organised at Nanning in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on January 1. Photo: AP

Migrant workers ride past a checkpoint in Fengkai, Guangdong province, on February 4. The new guidelines announced by the State Cabinet on February 5 pledged to take forward the reforms of household registration, which at present denies migrant workers access to social welfare benefits when they move to cities. Photo: CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

A poor woman sorts garbage near a residential compound in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, on February 6. China has broad plans to reform income distribution. Photo: REUTERS

The disputed islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, have emerged as the biggest foreign policy challenge for Xi at the start of his term. Photo: REUTERS

A stack of the latest edition of Southern Weekend at a news stand in Guangzhou. The move to censor an editorial in the weekly newspaper triggered outrage among its staff. Photo: Vincent Yu/AP

A debate in China about what vision should guide the country’s politics in the next decade has shed some light on how the new leader Xi Jinping plans to govern.
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