The current Chinese flag was first flown on a pole overlooking Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949 in a ceremony announcing the founding of the People’s Republic. It was designed by Zeng Liansong. The red in this flag represents revolution. The five stars and their relationship represent the unity of the Chinese people under the Communist Party of China.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. The 4 in. x 6 in. flag is mounted to a 10 in. pole, while the 8 in. x 12 in. flag is mounted to a 19 in. pole including 1 in. spear. Base not included.