The flag of the People’s Republic of China is composed of 5 golden stars – one large star and four small golden stars – on a red field.
There are 2 different interpretations of the flag symbolism. According to the first one, the bigger star would represent the communist parti and the four smaller ones the four classes of society: the working class, the peasantry, the petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie.
According to the second one, it would represent the Han Chinese and the four largest ethnic groups: the Zhuangs, the Hui Chinese, the Manchus ans the Uyghurs. The red symbolizes the communist revolution and the blood shed during the civil war and the Japenese invasion.