National Emblem of China | Symbols of China
The National Emblem of China officially proclaimed in the month of September in the year 1950. It Contains in a Red Circle a Representation of Tiananmen Gate Under the light of Five Stars And it is Framed With Ears of Grain and Cogwheel. The national emblem highlights that the country of China is a socialist state governed by the blue-collar workers and the lower class and the peasants together.
The Design symbolizes the revolutionary struggles of the Chinese people since the May Fourth Movement. It also represents the coalition of the proletariat which succeeded in founding the People’s Republic of China.
Design of Emblem
The National Emblem of China features Tiananmen Gatetower beneath five shining stars, encircled by ears of grain and with a cogwheel below. The Design representation of Tiananmen Gate, the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. It is the place where Mao declared the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949. The largest star on the China National Emblem represents the Communist Party of China. Each of four small stars has a sharp angle right against the center of a big star. The other four smaller stars represent the four social classes as defined in Maoism.
Description of Emblem By China Yearbook 2004:
The red color of the flag symbolizes revolution. 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
The outer border of the red circle shows sheaves of wheat and the inner sheaves of rice. These elements together represent agricultural workers. At the center of the bottom portion of the border is a cog-wheel that represents industrial workers.