National Anthem of the Republic of China

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The National Anthem of the Republic of China is the national anthem of the Republic of China.[1] It is about how the Three Principles of the People can be used to achieve the dreams and hopes of the Chinese people.[Note 1]

History[change | change source]

On July 16, 1924, Sun Yat-sen wrote the words of the song for his speech at the opening ceremony of the Whampoa Military Academy. The melody was written by Ch'eng Mao-yün, which won a competition to write the music for the words. The song became the National Anthem of the Republic of China officially in 1943. [1]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Informally, the song is sometimes known as "San Min Chu-i" or "Three Principles of the People" from its opening line, but this is never used in formal or official occasions.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "National anthem". Presidential Office of the Republic of China. Retrieved 2014-06-09.