Chinese bikers ride economic growth
8 July 2013 Last updated at 03:10 BST
It might have some way to go but China's newly rich are driving the global middle class.
As the pace of industrialisation slows in China people who are well educated and well connected are hoping to aspire to become middle class.
Linda Yueh reports from the fun-loving city of Chengdu where she has been trying out one version of the Chinese dream.