For nearly a decade, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been promising to deliver “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”

This promise — which he dubbed the "China Dream" — took a clearer form with the introduction of the two centenary goals: building a “moderately prosperous society” by 2021 (the centennial of the founding of the Communist Party of China, CPC) and becoming a “modern socialist country” by 2049 (100 years after the founding of the People’s Republic).

Now, China is one centennial down — and, according to Xi, it has achieved its first goal. Is the China Dream within reach?