The flag of China, officially known as the Five-star Red Flag, features a red background adorned with five golden-yellow stars arranged in a vertical arc towards the left side.

The large star positioned on the left symbolizes the Communist Party of China, while the smaller four stars on the right represent the four social classes identified in Mao Zedong’s “Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung”: the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie.

The red backdrop of the flag embodies the ideals of the communist revolution and pays homage to the blood shed by revolutionary martyrs in pursuit of those ideals.