Flag of the Communist Party of China.

Sub-collection: China

Flag of the Communist Party of China.
The flag of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) places the traditional symbols of international communism, which are the crossed worker's hammer and the peasant's sickle, on a red field. Dating from the 1930s, the flag was formally adopted by the CCP in 1942. It is the emblem of the founding and ruling party of the People's Republic of China (PRC), whose red banner for a background has become the basis for almost all Chinese flags since the communist revolution.

Closely resembling the national flags of the USSR and in solidarity with a concept dating to the Russian Bolsheviks, the CCP retained use of this now all-to-familiar red flag even after the Sino-Soviet rift in 1960. The CCP's understanding of the unifying importance of the continued use of this nationalist symbol is reflected in their decreed statutes, which state, in Article 53, that the flag is inviolate.

As the PRC has evolved from an idealized peasant's movement into a totalitarian form of state- controlled capitalism, the ref flag of the CCP is now seen mostly at formal party functions and parades, but is seen less frequently in everyday life. This flag was acquired in 1976 during Mr. Ben Zaricor's first visit to China. It is one of the early flags of the Zaricor Collection. ZFC1266 was acquired at the same time.

Provenance: This flag was acquired by purchase in Kwongchow, China 1976

ZFC Important Flag


Flags of the Chinese Communist Party, Flags of the World, 2 May 2012, from: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/cn%7Dcpp.html

Flag of the People's Republic of China, 2 May 2012, from:

Sino-Soviet Split, Wikipedia, 2 May 2012, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Soviet_split

Image Credits:
Zaricor Flag Collection

Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 87
Length of Fly 51


Size of Hoist 2


Is it framed? no


Are there stars on obverse? no
Are there stars on reverse? no


Has a Blood Stripe? no


Description of Crest/Emblem Hammer and sickle


Nation Represented China


Fabric Polyester


Stitching Machine


Comments on Method of Attachmen + Ties
Method of Attachment Sleeve


Condition Excellent
Displayable yes