The China flag is known as the Five-star Red Flag, there are different interpretations of the meaning of the Chinese flag. This Historyplex post will throw some light on the symbolism of the Chinese flag. The national flag represents not only a country, but is also a symbol of its values and beliefs. The colors of the flag and the symbols on the flag have specific meanings associated with the country’s culture and history. Likewise, the flag of China also represents certain aspects important to the Chinese nation and its people. The Chinese flag is red in color with a large five-pointed star placed on the upper left hand corner. This large star is surrounded to its right side by four smaller yellow five-pointed stars. These four small stars are placed around the large star at an angle (36 degrees). The four stars each have one of their five points pointed towards the center of the large star.
There are various interpretations of the flag. It is said that the red color of the Chinese flag represents the blood of the heroes who sacrificed their lives during the revolution. This bloodshed by the revolutionary martyrs led to the political change in the country. Another meaning associated with the four stars is that they represent the four classes of the Chinese people. These classes include workers, peasants, petty bourgeoisie and national bourgeoisie.
The colors red symbolizes communism and revolution. The color gold or yellow represents the Chinese nation’s yellow race. The white flag staff means that flawless purity and loftiness. The official interpretation is that the five stars and their relationship represents the unity of the Chinese people under the Communist Party of China.