Flag of Republic of China
    Taiwan Flag
    Taiwan flag
    Nickname Blue Sky, White Sun, and
    a Wholly Red Earth
    Adopted June 30, 1924
    Designers Lu Haodong and
    Sun Yat-sen
    Proportion 2:3
    Colors Red, Blue and white
    Taiwan Flag
    The flag of the Republic of China is a red field with a dark blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white sun with 12 triangular rays. President Chiang Kai-shek proclaimed on the National Day in 1949, "As long as a national flag with Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth flies on the land of China, it symbolises the independence and liberty of the descendants of the Huang Emperor".
    Taiwan Flag - symbolism
    Taiwan Flag symbolism - meaning
    The red color symbolizes fraternity, sacrifice, and nationalism.
    White stands for equality, frankness, and the people's livelihood
    Sun symbolizes progress
    Blue represents liberty, justice, and democracy
    The 12 rays of the sun stands twelve months in Chinese calendar and the twelve shichen ('shichen' is a Chinese traditional unit of time which corresponds to two modern hours)
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    Blue Sky with a White Sun Flag
    Blue Sky with a White Sun flag
    The "Blue Sky with a White Sun flag" was designed by Lu Haodong, a martyr of the Xinhai Revolution. He presented his design to represent the revolutionary army at the inauguration of the Society for Regenerating China, an anti-Qing society in Hong Kong, on February 21, 1895. This design was later adopted as the KMT party flag and the Coat of Arms of the Republic of China.
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    Flag of Taiwan
    The "red Earth" portion was added by Sun Yat-sen to the "Blue Sky with a White Sun flag" was designed by Lu Haodongin winter of 1906, bringing the flag to its modern form of 'Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth' flag
    Taiwan National Anthem
    China Flag history
    China’s first national flag
    China’s first national flag - yellow field with a blue dragon - was flown during Qing Dynasty which ruled Taiwan from 1644 to 1912.
    Taiwan Qing Dynasty Flag 1889
    China Flag history
    The Flag of the Republic of China 1912 - 1928
    The Five-coloured flag was used as a national flag from 1912 to 1928. The Five-coloured flag, also called 'Five Races Under One Union flag', had five horizontal stripes representing the five major nationalities of China - the Han (red), the Manchu (yellow), the Mongol (blue), the Hui (white), and the Tibetan (black)
    Flag of the Republic of China 1912 - 1928
    China Flag history
    The Flag of the Republic of China 1928 - Present
    The Flag of the Republic of Taiwan (Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth) flown during 1928 - 1949 period is red with a navy blue canton bearing a white sun with twelve triangular rays. It was made the official national flag on December 17, 1928 after the successful Northern Expedition that toppled the Beijing government. After the Chinese Civil War in 1949, the government of Chiang Kai-shek relocated to the island of Taiwan and continued the Republic of China and its symbols including the flag. The Republic of China is generally referred to as Taiwan. On the mainland, the communist forces of Mao Zedong established the People's Republic of China and adopted their own national flag called 'Five-star Red Flag'
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    Taiwan Flag Image
    Taiwan Flag Image
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    Taiwan Flag
    Chieh Shou Hall of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan contains the flag and portrait of Sun Yat-sen which presidents of Republic of China face to take the oath of office.

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