Exclusive: RTHK Radio 3 to play Chinese national anthem daily from mid-Nov – sources
Hong Kong’s RTHK Radio 3 is to start playing the Chinese national anthem every morning at 8 am, HKFP has learned.The embattled public broadcaster will play March of the Volunteers daily from November 16, three sources familiar with the matter have confirmed.In June, a new government-appointed board of advisers said that RTHK needs to embrace and explain the city’s new national security legislation, as well as help Hongkongers’ nurture their civic and national identities.Earlier that month, Hong Kong’s national anthem law – which criminalised insults to the song – was enacted, with violators ri...
Hong Kong Free Press
Rise up against shallow patriotism
When a self-proclaimed patriot noticed a student did not stand up for the national anthem during a recent 6pm “flag down” ritual, she became so angry she hit the girl.The violence which took place on last Wednesday at a train station in Ayutthaya was covered by most media outlets and triggered a wide debate. Or should I say wild?Netizens are again divided over the untoward incident. On one side are those who sympathised with the hot-headed woman and raised funds to pay her fine as they believe her patriotism gave her a blank cheque to commit the criminal offence in the first place. The woman t...
The Bangkok Post
Eminem gives Joe Biden the thumbs up to use Lose Yourself anthem for last-minute voting message
The 45-second spot's title, One Opportunity, is inspired by the lyrics of Lose Yourself and features images of people voting, as well as footage from Biden's rally in Eminem's native Michigan.Eminem has shared the new ad on Twitter, adding the caption: "One opportunity... #Vote."It's a big step for the rap star, who successfully sued New Zealand's National Party campaign managers for sampling the song for a political ad back in 2014.Eminem has always been vocal about his opposition to Biden's opponent, current U.S. leader Donald Trump - he criticised the businessman-turned-politician in his so...
Staples Singers protest anthem re-released to encourage Americans to vote
Stax Records bosses are behind the clever initiative, which dropped on Friday (30Oct20) - two weeks before the release of a box set full of the family group's hits, fan favourites, and rarities.The new lyric video features footage from both the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Lives Matter protests."Now as then, this song’s message of self-respect, tolerance, and empowerment provides a compass for navigating times of political tumult and upheaval," a Stax spokesman says.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Woman slaps girl for not standing during national anthem
A 45-year-old vendor has been charged with assault after slapping the face of a high school girl who did not stand up during the playing of the national anthem at Ayutthaya railway station on Tuesday evening.A video of her assaulting the 15-year-old student went viral online, drawing heavy criticism of the woman’s action.The vendor, identified only as Poo, became angry after the girl had failed to stand up for the 6pm national anthem on Tuesday.When it was finished she stalked over to the girl and criticised her for not standing up. She then slapped the girl in the face and pulled her hair, in...
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Demi VS Trump: Demi Lovato calls out Donald Trump on political anthem Commander in Chief
Demi Lovato's new political ballad, 'Commander in Chief', is aimed at President Donald Trump.The 28-year-old pop superstar decided to pen the track instead of writing a letter to the world leader to call him out on the way he has dealt with racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the presidential election on November 3.Demi belts: “We were taught when we were young, If we fight for what’s right there won’t be justice for just some. We won’t give up, stand our ground. We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down.“Loud and proud, best believe. We’ll still take knee, while you’...
Haaland sang Leeds anthem ‘Marching On Together’ when swapping shirts as Dallas airs transfer hope
Erling Haaland’s fondness for Leeds United stretches as far as singing ‘Marching On Together’ when swapping shirts with those who represent the Whites, Stuart Dallas has revealed.The highly-rated frontman, who is currently plying his trade for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, has never shied away from the fact that he will always have a soft spot for those at Elland Road.That is because he was born in Yorkshire during his father Alf Inge’s time in the Premier League.Haaland junior grew up supporting Leeds and still has a special place for them in his heart.Marcelo Bielsa has lifted a falle...
Celebrating National Day
Students at an elementary school in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province on Monday wave Chinese national flags and sing the national anthem to celebrate China's National Day (on October 1, Thursday). Photo: VCGCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ will survive despite tough new security law and ban in schools, composer says
Glory to Hong Kong – a song which won fame worldwide as the anthem of the city’s pro-democracy protest movement – is one year old. And its composer believes it will always resonate with Hongkongers, despite an outright ban in schools following the enactment of a sweeping national security law.On September 8 last year, songwriter Thomas was among the crowds who rallied outside the US Consulate General in Central district to urge President Donald Trump to “liberate Hong Kong.” Demonstrators chanted their customary slogans and then someone produced a speaker to play an unfamiliar tune.It was Glor...
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'Macho Man?' Trump uses gay anthem at rallies, even after Village People say stop
On Saturday evening, a crowd of Donald Trump enthusiasts wearing MAGA hats and T-shirts but no masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, rushed to get a spot up close to the president at his rally in Minden, Nevada.To raise these supporters’ spirits, the campaign had “Macho Man” pulsating across an airport tarmac where the rally took place. Trump’s choice to hold a non-social-distancing rally for a crowd of 5,000, after Nevada officials banned gatherings of more than 50, was one reason the reelection event raised questions.But so, too, did the campaign’s use of “Macho Man,” mostly because it...
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