March­ing to a dif­fer­ent — cooler — drum

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

In an at­tempt to at­tract young peo­ple to the Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army, the De­fense Min­istry has posted on its web­site a mu­sic video show­ing new re­cruits walk­ing in camp, fighter jets soar­ing through the sky, tanks on pa­rade and an air­craft car­rier sail­ing the seas.

Along with bright mu­sic, the video re­minds view­ers that “ev­ery boy has a dream, which glitters with the glory of strug­gle” and asks: “Do you re­mem­ber your child­hood pledge of safe­guard­ing the moth­er­land?”

It en­cour­ages young peo­ple to “en­list in the PLA so you can bring warmth to ev­ery peace­ful dusk and dawn”.

The promo has trig­gered an en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse from view­ers. One mi­cro-blog­ger wrote: “The video makes my room­mates and me want to join the PLA be­cause the life of those in the video seems to be very cool.”

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