Thursday, September 24, 2009

Humble birth of New China's national anthem

The national anthem of the People' s Republic of China (PRC), namely The March of the Volunteers actually originates from a song in a 1935 Chinese- language movie, Children of Troubled Times. China and the world have surely changed, but the stirring song continues to be sung as the anthem of the country with the largest population in the world.

Glimpses of New China's 1999 military parade


Anonymous Anonymous said...




10:53 PM  
Blogger sc said...

fengfk2008, you are simply sick.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Justin Choo said...


I remembered that in the 70's the anthem was "The East Is Red".

Can you elaborate on this?

8:19 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

The East is Red has NEVER been the offical anthem. It was just more well known in the 1960s and 1970s. Myself also once thought Waltzing Matilda was the anthem until I arrived at Australia and discover the it God Bless the Queen first and then Advance Australlia Fair. Cheers.

8:59 AM  

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