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Servicemen of 14th Chinese naval escort taskforce visit Seychelles orphanage

(China Military Online)

13:24, June 21, 2013

SEYCHELLES, June 20 (ChinaMil) -- Wu Haihua, political commissar of the 14th Chinese escort taskforce under the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN), and his party went to the Elizabeth Orphanage in Seychelles to visit the teachers and children at the orphanage on June 18, 2013, local time.

The officers and men of the 14th Chinese escort taskforce walked into the Elizabeth Orphanage at 09:00 on the day. Wu Haihua, on behalf of the officers and men of the 14th Chinese escort taskforce, presented cultural and sports goods including Chinese paintings, Chinese knots, cultural shirts, basketballs and footballs, and extended their cordial greetings and good wishes to the workers and staff as well as children of the orphanage.

After that, the officers and men of the taskforce conducted interactive exchanges with the children of the orphanage. Female soldiers of the "Harbin" guided-missile destroyer of the taskforce including Gao Jie, Kong Xiangyun and others successively played Chinese traditional musical instrument and staged such performances as folk dance and magic show. The children of the orphanage also sang songs and performed dances they had carefully prepared for the officers and men of the taskforce who came to see them.

A ten-year-old girl named Shirley, could read out the names of several servicemen of the taskforce in Chinese by reading the name badge on the uniforms of the servicemen. Shirley told the reporter that she was willing to learn Chinese very much from the elder “brothers” and “sisters” coming from China and hoped that she could go to China to study when grown up.

Children are the world's future. The concern about children is the concern about our future. "There are no borders to express loves. This visit to the orphanage by the officers and men of the taskforce represents the concern and love for children from the Chinese military and people. In addition, it also enhances the understanding and exchange between the two countries," said Wu Haihua.

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