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Flag of the People's Republic of China

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The Flag of the People's Republic of China, the "Five-Starred Red Flag (五星红旗 in pinyin: wu3 xing1 hong2 qi2)", was designed by Zeng Liansong[?] (曾联松 zeng1 lian2 song4), a native of Ruian (瑞安 rui4 an1), Zhejiang. He designed it in response to a circular distributed by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in July, 1949, shortly after they came to power.

The design incorporates some of the well-known symbols of communism, red color and stars. The larger star symbolizes the leadership of the Communist Party of China. The four smaller stars represent the four classes (from Mao Zedong) the workers, peasants, petty bourgeoisie, and patriotic capitalists.

The design went through several changes and was finally approved by the CPPCC on September 27, 1949 at their First Plenary Session.

See also: Flag of the Republic of China

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