The Chinese flag commonly referred to as the five-starred red flag and officially known as the National flag of the People’s republic of China is a rectangular flag with a red background with five stars on the upper left part of the Flag. Out of the five stars, one is larger in size and the other four are located around it. The red background symbolizes revolution and the five golden stars represent the harmony and unity amongst the Chinese people under the rule of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

The flag was hoisted for the first time in Beijing on the 1st of October 1949 by the People’s Liberation Army during a ceremony declaring the establishment of the modern-day china officially known as the People’s Republic of China.