- CNTV English - CCTV News

China - New Zealand cadets have in-depth exchanges

09-14-2010 19:09 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

The Chinese People's Liberation Army's navy is continuing its visit to New Zealand. On Monday, trainees from China's military schools travelling with the vessels visited local military schools in Auckland. China's future sailors and naval officers demonstrated their fluent English and had in-depth exchanges with their New Zealand counterparts.

China's next generation naval crew.

They are young. They are disciplined, and...they all speak fluent English.

Today, they are visiting Sea Safety Training school, a major military academy in New Zealand, to compare notes with their kiwi peers.

The school has only 2000 trainees, but sometimes smaller can be better.

A New Zealand officer explained that the school has unique approaches in that it tracks each student's talents and aspirations and offers tailored programs.

The communication is not just one-sided, however. It has been interactive throughout. And such direct communication enabled them to make a greater impression on each other.

Dane Christophersen, Midshipman of Royal New Zealand Navy, said, "Especially the discipline..they have a strong focus that we can see. They look very sharp, very clean. They presented very well. "

Wang Bing, Dalian Naval Academy, said, "I learned a lot about the skills of navigation. We worked together with the crew and learned a lot from them. After we arrived at our destination such as here, I think I learned a lot from local people.They are very friendly."

And if you think joining the naval service and exploring vast oceans is only the ambition of guys, think again.

There has been an increase in female Chinese cadets in recent years. This time, 20 of them were selected from China's four major military schools to travel with training Vessel Zhenghe to New Zealand.

They might still be outnumbered by their male counterparts for the time being, but they aspire equally, if not more, to lead China's future efforts in reaching out to the world by sea.

Jing Jing, Cadet of Navy Uniersity of Engineering, said, "Though China does not have any female sea captain, that doesn't discourage us you know. We do all the things that males do. So maybe to become the first female sea captain is our dream."

Touring around the Training Center, The Chinese cadets said they were impressed with the real-situation based facilities here. They offer

practical training that is still lacking in some Chinese military academies that mainly focus on theories.

The young cadets from both countries say they might be different in some ways, but as future naval crew of their countries, commitment, courage, and comradeship are values they both hold dear.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source:

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program