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The First Red Flag in Peking?

Posted: July 23rd, 2022 | 2 Comments »

Peking is now regularly strewn with red flags as the Communist Party likes to show it can out-flag-shag the best of them. But who raised a red flag first in Peking? I’m pretty sure it was the Soviet Legation in late 1924 as shown below. Those who know their Legation Quarter, and you can still see this despite some destruction and rebuilding, know that the Tsarist Russian (later Soviet Union) Legation was directly opposite the American Legation. The Hammer and Sickle faced off against the Stars and Stripes…

The newspaper informs us that this was the hammer and sickle flag. But this was only adopted in 1924 (below) so one musy have been rushed to Peking.

2 Comments on “The First Red Flag in Peking?”

  1. 1 Shawn said at 9:03 am on July 29th, 2022:

    This source may give a clearer silhouette of the Sino-Soviet relations at the time:

  2. 2 Paul French said at 9:11 pm on July 31st, 2022:


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