Peoples Republic of China'


National Pledge


National Anthem

The national anthem of the People's Republic of China is "Yiyongjun Jinxingqu" (March of the Volunteers). The lyrics were written by Tian Han and the music by Nie Er. It was adopted in 1949.
Here is a Latin transliteration
Qilai! Buyuan zuo nuli de renmen,
Ba women de xuerou zhucheng women xin de changcheng.
Zhonghua Minzu dao liao zui weixian de shihou,
Meigeren beipo zhe fachu zuihou de housheng.
Qilai! Qilai! Qilai!
Women wanzhong yixin,
Mao zhe diren de paohuo,
Mao zhe diren de paohuo,
Qianjin! Qianjin! Qianjin! Jin!
An English translation is:
Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves!
With our flesh and blood, let us build our new Great Wall!
The Chinese nation faces its greatest danger.
From each one the urgent call for action comes forth.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
Millions with but one heart,
Braving the enemy's fire.
March on!
Braving the enemy's fire.
March on! March on! On!

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