National Emblem of the People's Republic of China

The national emblem means "national crest / shield emblem and logo design", which represents the image and dignity of the country's political power and people. It is one of the symbols of a country's political power.The definition of China's national emblem is explained in Article 3 of the national emblem law of the people's Republic of China: "the national emblem of the people's Republic of China is the symbol and symbol of the people's Republic of China." the national emblem and the national flag are the symbols of the same country. In essence, they are the identification symbol design of a state power and the symbolic symbol of a state power. However, in the long historical evolution and practical application, the design of signal flag with stronger visual recognition characteristics has gradually evolved into the design of national flag, while the worship and beautification of totem has evolved into the theory of Heraldry and the design of national emblem.[1]

National Emblem of the People's Republic of China
Armiger People's Republic of China
Adopted20 September 1950; 71 years ago (1950-09-20)
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China
Simplified Chinese中华人民共和国国徽
Traditional Chinese中華人民共和國國徽

The National Emblem of the People's Republic of China contains in a red circle a representation of Tiananmen Gate, the entrance gate to the Forbidden City, where Mao Zedong declared the foundation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949. Above this representation are the five stars found on the national flag. The largest star represents the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), while the four smaller stars represent the four social classes as defined in Maoism. The emblem is described as being "composed of patterns of the national flag":[2]

...The red color of the flag symbolizes revolution and the yellow color of the stars the golden brilliant rays radiating from the vast red land. The design of four smaller stars surrounding a bigger one signifies the unity of the Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC)

—China Yearbook 2004[3]

The outer border of the red circle shows sheaves of wheat and the inner sheaves of rice, which together represent agricultural workers. At the center of the bottom portion of the border is a cog-wheel that represents industrial workers.

According to The Description of the National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国国徽图案说明), these elements taken together symbolise the revolutionary struggles of the Chinese people since the May Fourth Movement and the coalition of the proletariat which succeeded in founding the People's Republic of China.


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