The flag of China, formally the People's Republic of China, is red with five golden stars in the canton, one of them large, and the other four in an arc around it.
History of the Flag of China
A committee of the government of China solicited designs for the national flag from the public on July 4, 1949. Around 3,000 designs were submitted, which were further narrowed down to 38 that went to a committee discussion. One design, submitted by Zeng Liansong of Shanghai, was similar to the current flag. He designed it after reflecting on a Chinese proverb that said “longing for the stars, longing for the moon.” Liansong incorporated the communist party into the flag's design in the large star.
The flag of Zeng Liansong's design was modified slightly, a hammer and sickle in the large star was removed, and the flag was officially selected by the committee on September 27, 1949 in a unanimous vote.
Last Updated On : January 15, 2013