The flag of the People’s Republic of China is a red area charged in the upper area closest the flagpole with five fantastic golden stars. In the design of these stars one star is huge with four more little stars in a semicircle set off towards the fly side of the flag. The red symbolizes the revolution of communist; the five stars and their connection signify the oneness of The China under the control of Chinese Communist Party. The flag is known as the “Five-star Red Flag”.
Mr Zeng Liansong a famous designer from Wenzhou, Zhejiang, designed the Chinese flag. He designed it in reaction to a round allocated by the Basic Panel of the New Governmental Consultative in This summer 1949, soon after got power following the Chinese Civil War. The style competitors obtained 2,992 entries, and the design of Zeng was finalized by the 38 final contestants. After several conferences and minor variations, Zeng’s style was selected as the national flag. The first flag was hoisted by the People’s Liberation Army on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Oct 1, 1949.
Other flags used in the Republic of China with the red background to indicate the trend together with other signs. The flag of the People’s Liberation Army uses the golden star with the Chinese figures 8-1. The flag of the Communist Party of China changes all of the stars with the party symbol. Due to government rules, places and areas of China cannot have their own flags; the only sub-national flags that can be found are those of the Macau Unique Administrator Regions and Hong Kong. Despite this, at least two places have applied flags after the law was approved. The places of Kaifeng and Shangrao applied their flags in the months of March 2006 and 2009 respectively.
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