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National flag of China

The national flag of the People's Republic of China is red with five five-pointed yellow stars on it. The flag was first hoisted in 1949.

The national flag of the People's Republic of China was first hoisted on October 1, 1949. The flag has the official name Red flag or. Five Star Red Flag. The most important ideological newspaper in China and a Chinese automobile bear the same name.

On the day the flag was introduced, the People's Republic of China was proclaimed. Previously there had been a competition for the new design of the national flag. A total of 3,000 suggestions were received. The design by Zeng Liansong was selected. But with one change. In the design originally submitted by Zeng Liansong, Hammer and Safe could still be seen in the center of the large gold star. Despite this change in his original design, Zeng is considered to be the inventor of the flag design of the Chinese national flag.
The design was officially recognized on September 27, 1949. President Mao then raised the flag over Tiananmen Square for the first time on October 1, 1949.

Appearance of the Chinese national flag

The basic color of the Chinese national flag is communist red. At the same time, red is also the color of the Han Chinese. In addition, the color red is considered a lucky color in China.
A large five-pointed yellow star can be seen in the upper left corner of the red flag. On its right side this star is accompanied by four smaller, also five-pointed stars in an arc shape. A point on each of the four smaller stars points directly to the center of the large gold star.

Symbolism of the stars

The big star on the Chinese flag stands for the leadership of the communist party. The four smaller stars stand for the four classes: workers, peasants, petty bourgeoisie and national bourgeoisie.
According to Mao Zedong, these four terms are characteristic of the four groups that make up the Chinese people.
In China, the number five (it's five stars) also has a traditional meaning. There are five rulers, five colors, five elements, five virtues.

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