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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Hong Kong.
Who wrote the Hong Kong national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Hong Kong officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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As A Special Administrative Region Of China, "Yiyongjun Jinxingqu" Is The Official Anthem.
 
National anthem of Hong Kong free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Hong Kong's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Hong Kong national anthem on Youtube
 
Hong Kong anthem lyrics (English translation)
Chorus
Your flag is a splendour of sky
Crossed with a band of snow;
And there can be seen, in its sacred depths,
Five pale blue stars.
In your emblem, which a rough sea
With its wild waves protects,
Behind the bare summit of a volcano,
A star brightly shines.
 
Like an Indian maiden you have been sleeping,
Lulled by the resonant song of your seas,
When, set in your golden valleys,
The bold navigator found you;
And on seeing, enraptured, your beauty,
And feeling your enchantment,
He dedicated a kiss of love to the blue hem
of your splendid mantle.
 
From a country where the sun rises,
Beyond the blue Atlantic,
That man who had dreamt you
In search of you he launched to sea.
When you raised your pale forehead,
In the lively anxiousness of your hope,
Under the gentle dome of your sky
Already floated a strange banner.
 
It was useless that your beloved Indian
Rushed into the fight with ire,
Because, covered with his blood, Lempira,
In the deep night he sank;
And of the heroic deed, in memory,
The legend alone has kept
A sepulcher in a forgotten place,
And the severe profile of a mountain peak.
 
For three centuries your children heard
The imperious mandate of the master;
For three centuries your useless complaint
In the blue atmosphere was lost
But one glorious day your ear
Perceived, powerful and distant,
That there, far away, over the Atlantic,
Indignantly, a lion roared.
 
It was France, the free, the heroic,
Which in its dreams of centuries slept,
Awoke irate to life
At the virile protest of Danton:
It was France, who sent to the death
The head of the consecrated King,
And which built up proudly at its side,
The altar of the goddess of Reason.
 
You also, oh my country!, arose
From your servile deep sleep;
You also showed the world
The infamous shackle destroyed.
And in your blessed soil, behind the tall
Hair of the wild jungle,
Like a bird of black feathers,
The fleeting colony was lost.
 
To guard this sacred emblem
We shall march, oh fatherland, to our death;
Our death will be honoured
If we die thinking of your love.
Having defended your holy flag,
And shrouded in its glorious folds,
Many, Honduras, shall die for you,
But shall fall in honour.
 
You can find more information about Hong Kong anthem on Wikipedia - See link.

 

Hong Kong
Hong Kong national symbol: orchid tree flower.

Hong Kong flag

Conventional short form country name: Hong Kong.
Conventional long form country name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
 
Hong Kong Government Type: limited democracy.
 
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