Eight months after the formation of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force, its army flag was officially revealed at a ceremony held on Aug. 1, China's Army Day.
The upper part of the flag features a red background. There is a five-pointed star on the left side, along with the Chinese numerals for “8” and “1,” which symbolize Army Day. The bottom of the flag has a yellow strip to represent fire shooting from a soaring rocket.
When President Xi Jinping, also chairman of China's Central Military Commission, first presented the flag to the PLA Rocket Force at the force's inauguration ceremony on Dec. 31, 2015, no pictures of the flag were released. Six months later, the force’s uniform was made public, and now the flag has finally been revealed.