Chinese National Anthem Lyrics

“Yìyǒngjūn Jìnxíngqǔ” is the national anthem of China and the Chinese national anthem lyrics were written by Tian Han and the music to the Chinese national anthem was composed by Nie Er.

The National Anthem Lyrics for China

“Yìyǒngjūn Jìnxíngqǔ” was officially adopted as the national anthem of China in the year of 1982.


Chinese National Anthem Lyrics in Chinese (simplified Chinese Script)

起来!不愿做奴隶的人们!
把我们的血肉,筑成我们新的长城!
中华民族到了最危险的时候,
每个人被迫着发出最后的吼声。
起来!起来!起来!
我们万众一心,
冒着敌人的炮火,前进!
冒着敌人的炮火,前进!
前进!前进!进!

Chinese National Antham Lyrics in Chinese (Pinyin Romanization)


Qǐlái! Búyuàn zuò núlì de rénmen!
Bǎ wǒmen de xuèròu, zhùchéng wǒmen xīn de chángchéng!
Zhōnghuá mínzú dàoliǎo zuì wēixiǎn de shíhòu.
Měi ge rén bèipòzhe fāchū zuìhòu de hǒushēng.
Qǐlái! Qǐlái! Qǐlái!
Wǒmen wànzhòngyìxīn,
Màozhe dírén de pàohuǒ, qiánjìn!
Màozhe dírén de pàohuǒ, qiánjìn!
Qiánjìn! Qiánjìn! Jìn!

Chinese National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

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! March on!

Chinese National Anthem Lyrics

When is Chinese National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of China is normally played or sang during national holidays, specifically on the independence day celebrations in China. It is also performed during cultural and other festivals in China, typically marking off the beginning or the end of such festivals.

National anthem of China is also typically performed in global sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Chinese National Anthem in China?

The national anthem of China, like other national signs of China, represents the tradition, past history, and faiths of China and its citizens. It assists evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Chinese people and reminds them of their China’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unify the citizens of China by one single track or music. During the performance of the Chinese national anthem, residents of China, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with fantastic determination.

Sports males and females from China also feel a great minute of pride when they get a medal at a global sporting event while China’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of China in schools are taught to respect their country and develop a feeling of unity among themselves.