Less than two months before the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Apple removed a song that made a reference to it from Apple Music in China. The Hong Kong Free Press reported:
The song, the title of which translates to “The Path of Man,” was the theme music of the 1990 film A Chinese Ghost Story II. According to the late James Wong, who penned the lyrics, parts of the song were directly referring to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.
“The youth are angry, heaven and earth are weeping… How did our land become a sea of blood? How did the path home become a path of no return?” the lyrics read.
This happened about a week after nearly all songs by pro-democracy protesters Anthony Wong and Denise Ho were also removed from Apple Music in China while remaining available in the Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North America regions.