Translation of Chinese Navy Recruiting Video

Chinese PLA Navy recruiting video on Youtube.

Opening video slot – Chinese PLA Navy emblem:  Navy recruiting publicity film

Our Dream

We were born in the 1990s

By then China had already risen  [images of return of Hong Kong and Macao in 1997]

We have the same concerns

With bright dreams, we want to shine like the new century

For our dreams

We want to give our all

We want to grow be very strong

The Call of Duty

Seventy-one percent of this globe we depend upon is blue water

No matter which corner of the globe

Wherever there is blue water, we are there to protect the security of navigation

The ideology of the “One Belt and the One Road”      [Note: President Xi Jinping’s new silk road concept for China’s economic development]

China’s oceanic and overseas interests are developing rapidly.

Our land is vast

But we will not yield a single inch of our frontiers to foreigners

China has 3 million square kilometers of ocean under its jurisdiction

Including 6700 islands with a surface area of over 500 square meters

The struggle over sea rights has not ended – we will not give up even the tiniest bit of our resources   [pictures of oil rigs at sea]

The Honor Gene

Thousands of sea battles forged us

In very bloody combat

Hot blood and the smell of gunpowder

We kept working hard

We kept growing

The passionate efforts of youth

Forging in trials makes possible the breakthrough

We maintain combat readiness

We are prepared for war

What we really want is to grow together with you

Let’s all share together

Seeking the Blue Dream

We are stronger because you are stronger

Here with us, you will be able to reach your dreams

Here with us, we will let you demonstrate your extraordinary talents  [sailor holding a child’s drawing “We are in the Navy too!”]

Here we us, we give you the chance to sprout wings

[Group with Chinese flags and smaller UK flags, banner written “Giving a Warm Send-Off to the Chinese Naval Expeditionary Force!”]

Here, the eyes of the entire world are open us!

This the Chinese Navy!

This is you with us – full of pride!

A strong motherland needs a strong navy

The Navy needs you.

Let’s together realize the dream of the great Chinese renaissance.

Title at end in calligraphy:  Sail the four seas, brave and courageous

End title under PLA Navy emblem:   We invite you to join the Chinese Navy

About 高大伟 David Cowhig

Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.
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