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Chinese Workers and Peasants Red Army

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[Chinese Workers and Peasants Red Army]
image by Jaume Ollé, 13 December 2009

See also

On a red field, a crossed black hammer and sickle within a white star.

This was the flag of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army. It was in the 1930s, when the Chinese Communists were still a bunch of guerillas.
Miles Li, 19 January 2005

The red flag charged with black hammer and sickle in white star in the center.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 13 December 2009

This flag is slightly different than the one above, mainly by the addition of a stripe of text on white at the hoist.
Ben Cahoon, 06 June 2013

Well, I find it more interesting that it's a fat star. The text on the left may be genuine, but the image's history shows the stripe was introduced through a font adjustment. This might require some checking.
Its source, the Red Army flag at this image shows the text to be a panel, not a stripe. That source in turn gives Baidu as its source, where the flag image is shown.
Unfortunately no more details, but the JPEG-format and the fact that another illustration seems to shine through suggest that this has been scanned from yet another source, a paper source.
In all these versions, it's a panel, saying something like "China Workers Peasants Red Army". If something was indeed at the hoist of that flag, that's probably what it was.
Would anyone care to speculate on the next image on Baidu?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 15 June 2013