The flag of Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China, features a red background with a navy blue canton in the upper left corner. The canton contains a white sun with 12 rays, which represents the 12 months and the traditional Chinese zodiac. The blue color of the canton and the white color of the sun and rays represent the virtues of honesty and integrity. The red background is said to symbolize the revolution that brought the Republic of China into being. The flag is often referred to as the “Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth” flag, reflecting the colors and symbols of the flag.