Chinese Flag

Chinese Flag

The Flag of China - Description of the Chinese Flag

As the above picture of the Chinese Flag indicates the overall background is Red

The description of the Chinese Flag is as follows:

red 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

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Chinese flag represent the following:

Red - The Red Earth and the color which is the well known symbol of communism

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Chinese flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton and pictures a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars which are believed to represent the four classes - the peasants, the workers, the petty bourgeoisie and the patriotic capitalists

The Meaning & History of the Chinese Flag - The Chinese flag originally had a hammer and sickle embedded within the largest star which represented the unity of the Communist Party combined with the strength of the government and its people

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