Signs of the Times: The Chinese Dream In Posters – Part III

And now back to

北京 Beijing

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1Tiananmen Square. “Face the party with a child’s heart.”☭

4“The hearty song of dream realization.” ☭

5“Being good sons and daughters is in the Chinese people’s veins.”

6“If there’s no Communist Party, there’s no new China.” ☭

5“Communists on the road of dream realization.” ☭

1“China, Forward.”

2“On the road of dream chasing.”

3“Sing folk songs for the Party to hear.” ☭

4“Lustily sing a song praising the Party’s kindness/favor.” ☭

6“China Dream. Spring is thick in the air.”

7“Hold fast to diligence. Grow and multiply without end.”

8“As auspicious as you wish. China Dream.”

9“Shoulder your hopes to chase the dream.” Xidan. 西单.

10“Realize the dream. Sprinkle sunshine over China.”

11“Chasing the dream filled with exultation.”

12“Work hard to realize my China dream.”

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14“Dream realizers festively singing and dancing.”

15“The road of dream chasing is underfoot/is here and now.”

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19Xidan 西单.

20“China dream realization. Every household is blessed.”

21“China’s dream realization, a crane circling the highest heavens.”

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23“Communism is good. The common people are happy.” ☭

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26To the left, “now is like an auspicious new year’s day.” To the right, “work myself to live a life of plenty.”

27“Diligently laboring to realize my dreams.”

28China realizes the dream. The common people are blessed.”

29Xidan Cultural Square. 西单文化广场.

30Xidan Cultural Square. 西单文化广场.

1Xidan Cultural Square. 西单文化广场.

3Xidan Cultural Square. 西单文化广场.

2Xidan Cultural Square. 西单文化广场.

33Side street next to St. Joseph’s cathedral north of Wangfujing. “The common people’s happy dream.”

32“To realize the dream, have successors.”

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35To the left, “Communism is good. The common people are happy.” To the right, “Keep fit to realize my dream.” ☭

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37“Being good sons and daughters is in the Chinese people’s veins.”

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39“Grains returned to the storehouse.”

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40“The globe, there’s only one.” A bit platitudinous but the art on this one is one of my favorites.

42“A golden dragon dancing in the air blesses China.”

43“Frugality in order to support virtue.”

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45“Bumper harvest after the grains are returned to the storehouse.”

46“Have surplus year after year. Frugality.”

47“荡起” means something like “wave up” and I can’t think of a corresponding idiom in English so I translate this a “raising the tide of my dreams. I have the strength.”

50“China the rising dragon. China dream realization.” My dream is to have a black Audi

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86Ask any pair of shoes, nothing stays clean in Beijing for long…

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24Wusi Road near Dongsi. 五四路, 东四的附近.

77Guangqu Road between Xi Dawang Road and East 4th Ring Road. 广渠路西大望路与东三环的中间.

79Guangqu Road between Xi Dawang Road and East 4th Ring Road. 广渠路西大望路与东三环的中间.

80Guangqu Road between Xi Dawang Road and East 4th Ring Road. 广渠路西大望路与东三环的中间.

81Northeast corner of Xi Dawang Road and Guangqu Road. 西大望路与广渠路交汇东北角.

83Xi Dawang Road. 西大望路.

87Xi Dawang Road. 西大望路.

85Xi Dawang Road and Baiziwan Second Road. 西大望路与百子湾二路.

84Xi Dawang Road and Baiziwan Second Road. 西大望路与百子湾二路.

11“China Dream. Subway Dream.” We’ve all got our subway dreams.

12My subway dream is that everyday it’s this empty.

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