Banner o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae

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The banner o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae is a red field chairged in the canton (upper left corner) wi five golden starns. The design features ane lairge starn, wi fower smawer starns in a semicircle set aff towards the fly (richt side). The red represents revolution; the five stars an their relationship represent the unity o the Cheenese fowk unner the leadership o the Communist Pairty o Cheenae (CPC). Sometimes, the banner is referred tae as the "Five Star Red Banner" (simplified Cheenese: 五星红旗; tradeetional Cheenese: 五星紅旗; pinyin: wǔ xīng hóng qí).[1]

The banner wis designed bi Zeng Liansong, a citizen frae Rui'an, Zhejiang. He designed it in response tae a circular distributit bi the Preparatory Committee o the New Poleetical Consultative Conference (新政治協商會議籌備會) in Julie 1949, shortly efter they came tae pouer follaein the Cheenese Ceevil War. 2,992 (or 3,012, see below) entries wur received for the design competition, an Zeng's design wis put intae a pool o 38 finalists. Efter several meetins an slicht modifications, Zeng's design wis chosen as the naitional banner. The first banner wis hoistit bi Mao Zedong on a pole owerleukin Beijing's Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949, at a ceremony annooncin the foondin o the Fowkrepublic.

Ither banners uised in the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae uise a red backgrund tae seembolize the revolution in conjunction wi ither seembols. The banner o the Fowkliberation Airmy (PLA) uises the gold starn wi the Cheenese characters 81. The banner o the Communist Pairty o Cheenae replaces aw o the stars wi the pairty emblem. Due tae government regulations, ceeties an provinces o Cheenae canna hae their awn banners; the ae sub naitional banners that exist are those o the Hong Kong an Macau Special Administrative Regions.

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  1. 马全洲; 周凯军 (2009-04-01). Stories About the National Flag, Emblem and Anthem. Beijing, China: People's Liberation Army Publishing House. p. 1. ISBN 9787506557290.