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1. The Two Centenary Goals (or Two Centenaries) is a set of goals advanced by President Xi Jinping following the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in 2012. It is said to be the basic foundation for achieving the Chinese Dream. The “centenaries” refer to two 100-year anniversaries: (1) The centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in 2021, at which point, a full Xiaokang society (moderately well-off) would have been achieved, that is, a doubling of the 2010 per capita income figures; (2) The centenary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 2049, at which point, China will have become a “strong, democratic, civilized, harmonious, and modern socialist country.”


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