The East is Red

A northern Chinese folk melody
Words by Li Yu-yuan

The east is red,

The sun is rising.

China has brought forth a Mao Zedong.

He works for the people's happiness,

hu erh hai ya,

He is the people's great saving star.


Chairman Mao loves the people,

Chairman Mao, he is our guide.

To build a new China,

hu erh hai ya,

He leads us forever forward.


The Communist Party is like the sun,

Bringing light wherever is shines.

Where there's the Communist Party,

hu erh hai ya,

There the people will win liberation.