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Hong Kong Debates Anthem Law

The music thrums in 2/4 meter and a lively midpoint bounce. The lyrics of China’s national anthem, “March of the Volunteers,” exhorts citizens to fight the foreign invader. Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves! With our flesh and blood let us build a new Great Wall! The Chinese nation faces its greatest peril, The thundering roar of our peoples will be heard! In Hong Kong, the roar these days rises from a different quarter — city residents alert to orders from Beijing. China’s...

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