The Chinese Navy’s Political Art Troupe has released a song to mark the mission to defeat Somalian pirates. The following music video is from Chinese video sharing site Youku, lyrics translated by the Black and White Cat blog:
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MAKE HASTE TO SOMALIA
Lyrics: Wang Lei
Music: Lei Yu
Make haste to Somalia, cruise the Gulf of Aden
With lofty sentiments, the Chinese navy heads for the deep blue
Braving wind and waves, the warship’s flag flutters,
The Chinese navy, a bright sword to harmonize the ocean.
Chinese warriors, valiant men with iron wills,
Intrepid journey, 600 years after Zheng He.
Heroic sailors, forge bravely ahead,
Bearing heavy responsibility, the motherland will see our triumphant return.