The flag of Taiwan officially goes by the name Republic of China. It 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 represents one set of virtues, while the white color of the sun and rays represents another set of virtues. The red background symbolizes the revolution that brought the Republic of China into being. The flag often referred to as the “Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth” flag. This reflects the colors and symbols of the flag.