Thursday, January 21, 2021

Chinese Soldiers Are Being Taught 'Battlefield English'

Chinese naval personnel in the South China Sea are learning English to avoid misunderstandings in encounters with foreign vessels. Photo: Handout 

CHINA is training its troops to speak "battlefield English" to help prepare them for any conflict with western powers in South China Sea. 

According to the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) learning English is “essential” for Chinese forces and “must be picked up”. 

A recent military exercise saw Chinese troops use English when dealing with their “enemy”. 

Beijing has made a number of territorial claims, most notably over the South China Sea and Taiwan, which are disputed by western nations. 

Tensions between China and the US surged during Donald Trump’s presidency, with the two superpowers clashing over trade, coronavirus, human rights and territorial disputes. 

Speaking to CGTN Liu Chuanming, a Chinese officer stationed on the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, said language skills are vital to avoid misunderstandings. 

He commented: “We must ensure that our intentions can be accurately conveyed, thus we need to improve our level of English.” 

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WNU Editor: English is widely taught in China. It should not be a problem for the Chinese military to find the soldiers that they need who can speak "battlefield English".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that Americans are not speaking Russian or Mandarin.

John Brennan - "I know… the members of the Biden team who have been nominated or have been appointed are now moving in laser light fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements we’ve seen overseas. Where they germinate in different parts of the country and they gain strength, and it brings together an unholy alliance frequently of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians. And unfortunately, I think there has been this momentum that has been generated unfortunately I think of the demagogue of rhetoric of people that’s just departed government but also those who continue in the halls of Congress. So I really do think that the law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence and even the defense officials are doing everything possible to root out what seems to be a very, very serious, and insidious threat to our democracy and our republic."

How has the US ever surprised with people like Brennan in high office.

We're worried about Chinese soldiers. These soldiers would serve Xi better if the you got degrees on sociology , talk about intersectionality, and lay guilt trips on everyone.