"Ironically, the publicity over this application has apparently generated additional interest in the song,"
One Barbara Streisand could probably have provided some insight how lawsuits to hide things can have unintented consequences.
Hong Kong's High Court has rejected a government bid to ban online dissemination of a protest song that is often mistaken as the Special Administrative Region's national anthem. The offending tune, "Glory to Hong Kong," emerged in 2019 during protests against a law that allowed Hong Kong residents be extradited to China. The …
When Winnie-the-Pooh (or more properly E.E. Shepard's illustration) was outlawed in the PRC because of a more than a passing resemblace to their current chief poohbah I would have hazarded that the adults weren't in charge and those still on deck either weren't the brightest tools or playing with a full deck.
Everything since including their handling of their coronavirus epidemic has only reinforced my surmise.
As for the HK protest anthem its always going to be whack-a-mole - the protesters will ultimately use something else like the hymn Jerusalem ... perhaps not that. ;)
quote: arouse anti-establishment sentiment.
I do that every day. It improves my well-being and mental health, which the British government encourage us all to take time out to work on.
Maybe folk could rent a room near Chinese embassies around the world and play this daily from the window. Perhaps put media players in 'weather balloons' floating across HK. We could have a 'click to play' button on every website. Mail a media player with GPS capabilities to the CCP so it starts playing when it arrives at CCP HQ. There's a Pi project for you all.