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The People's Liberation Army (AKA the Chinese military) has a guidebook of English language phrases. Most of them are pretty basic, such as "Are you a new soldier?" or "We treat POWs well". Other phrases are so profound.

Located on People's Liberation Army Daily, the guidebook has been online forever; however, website ShanghaiIst recently stumbled upon it and decided to share.

Here are some of the most inspirational English phrases as they originally appeared. Somewhere, a Chinese soldier is hopefully memorizing them.

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Military English Learning [PLA Daily via ShanghaiIst]

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