The Hong Kong Flag
For the design of the new Hong Kong flag, there was a competition amongst all interested people, whether they were artists or not. A panel of Hong Kong political figures were nominated as judges of the competition.
A design by a Chinese girl from Hong Kong was chosen as the winning
entry. However, in a bizarre turn of events, the government of the People's
Republic of China objected to the chosen design and subsequently imposed
its own design. This Chinese government approved design is now the official
flag of the Special Administrative Region of China, which is Hong Kong.
Its main feature is the official symbol of Hong Kong, the bauhinia flower.
The design also incorporates the red color and five stars as a constant
reminder of the communist nature of China.
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