05 August 2017

#1321 Taiwan

The flag of the Republic of China is a red flag with a navy blue canton bearing a white sun with twelve triangular rays. In Chinese, the flag is commonly described as Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth to reflect its attributes.

The flag was first used in mainland China as the Navy flag in 1912 and was made the official national flag of the Republic of China (ROC) in 1928 by the Kuomintang (KMT). It was enshrined in the sixth article of the Constitution of the Republic of China when it was promulgated in 1947. The flag is no longer used in mainland China after the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949.

As the islands of Taiwan and Penghu were under Japanese rule until 1945, the flag was not in use until after the ROC took control of the two territories in 1945. The flag is now mostly used within Taiwan, PenghuKinmenMatsu and other outlying islands where the ROC relocated to in 1949, after its defeat in the Chinese Civil War.

Thank you, Kira !

Sent on: June 28, 2017
Received on: July 10, 2017

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