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China's National Flag, Emblem & Anthem   

national flag of Chinanational flag of the People's Republic of China
National flag of the People's Republic of China is the symbol of the People's Republic of China. It is the obligation for each Chinese to respect and cherish our national flag.

The national flag of the People's Republic of China is the five-star red flag. The red color of the flag is the symbol of the revolution. In the upper-left corner of the flag there are five-pointed yellow stars, of which the big one represents the Communist Party of China and the four small ones dose the people of four groups of the country. The yellow color of the stars means Chinese are yellow ethnic group.

The design of four small stars surrounding a big one signifies the close unity of the Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. The flag first was raised in Tiananmen Square on October1, 1949, the moment the formal announcement that People's Republic of China was founded.

National Emblem of ChinaNational Emblem of the People's Republic of China
National emblem of the People's Republic of China is the symbol of sovereignty of China. It contains the national flag of the People's Republic of China, Tiananmen, gear wheel and ears of grain. Tiananmen is under the light of five stars and they are encircled by ears of grain and with a gear wheel below.

The design of the national emblem of the People's Republic of China is published by the Central People's Government on September 20, 1950. The five stars mean the unity of the Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. It is Tiananmen where the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China was held. The ears of grain and gear wheel represent the peasantry and working class respectively. The whole national emblem shows that People's Republic of China is a socialist state led by the working class and based on the workers-peasants alliance.

National Anthem of the People's Republic of China

The national anthem of the People's Republic of China is also named The March of Volunteers. The words were written by Tian Han and the music was composed by Nie Er in 1935. Originally, it was for the movie Feng Yun Er Nv (Sons and Daughters in Times of Turmoil). The story happened in the period of the war of Resistance against Japan during the Second World War. In 1949, it was appropriately chosen to be the national anthem of the People's Republic of China.

The anthem is as follows:

Arise, who refuse to be slaves!

With our very flesh and blood Let us build our new Great Wall!

The Peoples of China are in the most critical time,

Everybody must roar his defiance.

Arise! Arise! Arise!

Millions of hearts with one mind,

Brave the enemy's gunfire, March on!

Brave the enemy's gunfire, March on!

March on! March on! March on, on!

Chinese version of the national anthem of China
Chinese national anthem

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