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The Flag of Hong Kong features a white, stylized, five-petal Hong Kong orchid tree flower in the centre of a red field. Its design was adopted in April 1990 at the Seventh National People's Congress. The precise use of the flag is regulated by laws passed by the State Council. The flag of Hong Kong was first officially hoisted in July 1997, during the handover ceremony marking the transfer of sovereignty.

The design of the flag carries cultural, political, and regional meanings. The colour itself is significant; red is a festive colour for the Chinese people, used to convey a sense of celebration and nationalism. Moreover, the red color is identical to that used in the Chinese flag, chosen to signify the link re-established between post-colonial Hong Kong and China. The position of red and white on the flag symbolizes the "one country two systems" political principle applied to the region. The stylized rendering of the Bauhinia blakeana flower, a flower discovered in Hong Kong, is meant to serve as a harmonizing symbol for this dichotomy.

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