Chinese pride and communist propaganda has taken a new level with state-controlled mobile service providers changing the tone that you hear while waiting for someone to pick up the line into a patriotic Chinese song.
The song played instead of the waiting tone is called 'Guo Jia,' which means 'Country' in Chinese. One of the lines include “Only when we have a strong country can we have a prosperous family.” These changes were made to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China.
Cell Phone Waiting Tones Changed to PRC Patriotic Song
Alexander Lam — September 30, 2009 — Social Good
References: chinamobileltd & nytimes