China Flag


    China Flag fast facts
    Nickname: 五星红旗 ("Five-star Red Flag")
    Designer: Zeng Liansong
    Adopted: September 27, 1949
    Proportion (width:length): 2:3






    China Flag - Information

    The flag of the People's Republic of China (popularly called '五星紅旗' meaning 'Five-star Red Flag') is a red field with a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner.






    China Flag - Colors - meaning and symbolism
    The red color symbolizes communist revolution. Red is also the traditional color in Chinese culture.
    Golden yellow is the official color of the Manchu dynasty and is very dear to Chinese people. Yellow also implies that China belongs to the Chinese people, a "yellow race"
    The large star represents the Communist Party. The four smaller stars represent the four social classes of the traditional Chinese society - the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie (capitalists) - united under the Communist Party of China. Five 5-pointed stars reflects the importance of the number five in Chinese philosophy (The number 5 is associated with the five elements - Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal - and hence, it was historically associated with the Emperor of China)


    China Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
    The current national flag of China was officially unveiled in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949