Eighty-one flag emblem design process: Mao Zedong and inspired by the avant-garde newspaper
design PLA flag, emblem of the decision-making began in the Northern Mizhi Yangjiagou. February 21, 1948, Zhou Enlai, the CPC Central Committee drafted a directive power, seek to design the flag, emblem and armbands comments, please research units around the specific style of delivery to be reported to the central consideration. March 1948, the CPC Central Committee and Central Military Commission authority from Yangjiagou depart, arrive in April and May Xibaipo. At this time, Zhou Enlai put the flag, emblem, armband-style collection, synthesis and deliberations to the Bureau of Military Operations Department, a contractor.
about the end of 1948, the central holding confidential Yezi Long, director of publications within the military to a war room, pointing to the cover of the contractors, Chang Ching-Jiang and the right of the book, this is Lu Zhongjun District politics Department of “avant-garde newspaper” community to commemorate the 21 anniversary of the Army published a special issue, Chairman Mao and the heads of the five-star and on the cover of “August” all appreciate, this idea can be instructed to design the flag and emblem.
according to Zhou Enlai’s instructions, the staff designed and produced two red cloth-like flag. March 5, 1949, the party opened the Second Session of the Seventh. Second Plenary Session of the Seventh, “the resolution on the flag,” pointed out: “People’s Liberation Army of the flag should be red, plus five-pointed star, plus ‘eighty-one’ word.”
, the designer produced a a silk-like material standard flag and follow the instructions of Zhou Enlai, Comrade through the North China Military Region Command, the organization infantry, artillery and tank troops drill flag presentation ceremony; by the Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio produced a flag presentation ceremony in Beiyuan the documentary film.
1949 年 4 26, Mao Zedong reviewed, revised General Tao consult the report on the emblem issue. Production of the badge (Lesser) standard samples, is Zhaoguang Chen hosted.
1949 年 5 27, in Mao’s residence – Xiangshan hospital Shuangqing villas, Mao Zedong and other central leaders and the Central Military Commission of the leading comrades of the department finalized the “August” flag of the standard like the flag, but also in the living room villa flag presentation ceremony reviewed documentary film, and decided the opening of the new CPPCC day preparatory meeting – June 15 announced.