On the eve of the "June 4th Incident", "Art Matters" premiered the 60th episode of "The Glory" on the Internet, which timely brought Taiwanese audiences in the "post-epidemic era" from gradually restoring their daily order back to focusing on Hong Kong again. situational awareness. In mid-March last year, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government proposed a draft amendment to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, and the "anti-extradition movement" broke out. However, the "five demands" raised along with this social movement, especially the demand for "true double universal suffrage", have so far not received a concrete response. At the end of May when the "Wuhan Pneumonia" was gradually easing in Hong Kong, the National People's Congress of China forcibly enacted the "Hong Kong National Security Law". On the day of the "June 4 Incident", the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the "National Anthem Law", which aroused the attention and criticism of the international community. .
The evolution of the situation in Hong Kong over the past year has made people worrying. Strictly speaking, the "Anti-Extradition Movement" is not just a social movement, but should be regarded as the continuation and qualitative change of the civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong since the "Peaceful Occupy Central" and "Umbrella Revolution".
Compared with the previous movements, one of the major features of the "Anti-Extradition China Movement" is that there is no unified leader (or group) with a signed real identity, and it is mainly organized and assembled through social media calls. The focus of the episode "Glory is Bright" focuses on the uplifting voices that have brought the movement: the people behind the creation of the song "Glory to Hong Kong" and the music tape, and the pop-up band that performs the song. "May Glory Return to Hong Kong" was born at a time when the "Anti-Extradition Movement" experienced severe challenges (the Hong Kong police's indiscriminate violence, Pricing the Yuen Long attack, the paralysis of the airport, etc.). At the end of August last year, a musician under the pseudonym "thomas dgx yhl" posted a post on the "LIHKG Discussion Forum" ("LIHKG Discussion Forum") asking for "Glory to Hong Kong" chorus. On the one hand, he wrote the netizen's suggestion "Recover Hong Kong, the revolution of the times" into the lyrics. On the other hand, a number of netizens were invited to the studio to sing and record songs. On the last day of August, "May Glory Return to Hong Kong" appeared on YouTube in the form of a music video, with over one million views in just two weeks.
In mid-September, the song was uploaded to the same video sharing platform in the orchestra chorus version. From the Internet to the social movement scene, "May Glory Return to Hong Kong" has become a "battle anthem" sung by the public, and has even been referred to as the "national anthem". "Art Matters" is aimed at the loftiness and contradictions of the national anthem. At the beginning of the program, the lowering of the "United Flag" and the raising of the "Five-starred Red Flag" at the 1997 Handover Ceremony, accompanied by "God Save the Queen" and The switching of "March of the Volunteers" reveals the duality of identity in Hong Kong, which has been hailed as a "borrowed place, a borrowed time". Twenty-three years after the handover, the "Sino-British Joint Declaration" promised that Hong Kong's political and economic system and way of life will remain unchanged for 50 years. For China, it is only a historical document and has long since expired. If the "Anti-Extradition China Movement" resists the extradition of Hong Kong criminal suspects to the jurisdiction of China for trial exposes the long-standing relationship of contradiction and mistrust between China and Hong Kong, the song "Glory t