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Taiwan Flag

Taiwan Flag

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Our digitally printed Taiwan flags are made to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Produced to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags


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History of the Taiwan Flag

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The flag flown today is the same as the one used in mainland China in 1919.
Technical Specifications
Adopted 1945
Proportion 2:3
Design A plain red field with blue rectangle with white sun featuring 12 triangular rays in the upper left.
PMS Red: 186C Blue: 301C
Brief History

In 1824 the Dutch formed a southern colony in Formosa, previous name for Taiwan, called Dutch Formosa. The flag flown was the red-white-blue horizontal tricolour. Two years later the Spanish set up their own colony called Spanish Formosa that used the burgundy cross as their flag.  In 1642 the Dutch took control of most of the land of Formosa.

The Dutch lost control in 1662 and the land became the Kingdom of Tungning and no flag was used at this point. In 1683 the Qing Dynasty ruled Taiwan. The flags most associated with the Qing Dynasty are the yellow triangular dragon flag and the rectangular yellow dragon flag with red sun disc.

In 1895 the Republic of Formosa was formed and a new flag was adopted featuring a dragon on a grey blue background with blue steam and red fire. This republic was short lived when the Japanese took control of the country in the same year. The Japanese white flag with red sun disc was adopted and flown until the Japanese surrendered the land to allied forces in 1945.

The country became The Republic of China, also known unofficially as Taiwan, in 1945. The flag adopted was a plain red field with bleu rectangle in the top left and white sun with 12 white rays.

There is negativity towards the flag from Taiwanese nationalists. During some sporting events and the Olympic Games, a different Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee Flag is flown.

The Emblem of Taiwan

The Emblem of Taiwan, also called The National Emblem of the Republic of China, was adopted in 1928. It is a blue circle with white sun and 12 white rays. It is nicknamed the “blue sky with white sun.”

The Presidential Standards of Taiwan

The Standard of the President of the Republic of China features the blue sky with white sun on a red field with gold border and gold fringing. The Standard of the Vice President features a blue sky with white sun on a red field with a golden band on the top and bottom.

The Flag of the Military of Taiwan

The Flag of the Republic of China Army is a red field with a rectangular the blue sky with white sun in the centre.  The Flag of the Republic of China Navy is a rectangular version of the blue sky with white sun emblem.

The Flag of the Republic of China Air Force features a winged blue sky with white sun emblem with rice and Prunus mei flower. The Flag of the Republic of China Marine Corps is a red field with blue globe, gold map, anchor and blue sky with white sun.

The Flag of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

The Flag of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee features a white field with a blue and red outlined Prunus mei flower in the centre with the Olympic emblem and blue sky with white sun disc.

The Flags of the Divisions of Taiwan

Each divisions of Taiwan have their own flags. Here are some examples of those flags.

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