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T'ai-chung, Taiwan

台中市

Last modified: 2014-05-29 by zoltán horváth
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flag of T'ai-chung
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 March 2008


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The Flag

Variant depiction
[flag of T'ai-chung] image by George Jen, 14 December 2008

A medium yellow flag with large brush letters spelling "臺中市" (tái zhōng shě), the city full name, in red, according to globalflag, vexilla-mundi.com and edward-lee.com. To be noted that the letter used on the flag is "臺" and not the synonymous "台".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 July 2007

On yellow field are there three red Chinese characters "臺中市" ("T'ai Chung Shih" or "Tai Zhong Shi"), the name of the city.
George Jen, 14 December 2008

This is actually current flag, according to Management Ordinance of City Flag Cover on the Coffin (http://www.civil.taichung.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=159885&ctNode=12608&mp=102010 in Chinese).
Akira Oyo, 19 March 2014


New Flag (not instituted)

flag of T'ai-chung
image by Zoltan Horvath, 08 May 2011

The City of Taichung, Taiwan, has a new flag. It was presented to the public on the ceremony in September 2007. Here is the full story, including photo of the flag http://www.taiwanfun.com/central/taichung/articles/0709/0709TaichungCityGovernment02.htm.

"New Emblem, New Flag and New Image
Words and pictures by Taichung City Goverment Translated by Sho Huang

Using the Taichung Park pavilions as the main image, Taichung City's new logo represents the city's strength and beauty. The pavilion's powerful lines symbolize Taichung's ambition of becoming an international metropolitan city.
The new Taichung city emblem was launched at a ceremony that included a remote-controlled helicopter show and explosion of a large, golden ball. Mayor Hu said that the new emblem symbolized the youth, energy, creativity and  work ethic of the city, and was completely void of a political agenda.
The Unveiling Ceremony
The emblem, a product of cooperation between Ling Tung University and Li Luo PR Agency, was officially introduced to the public on August 1. During a well-organized ceremony, remote-controlled helicopters flew in a flag bearing the new emblem as well as the flags of Taichung's sister cities. The helicopters, made and piloted by Taichung's own, internationally-renowned Thunder Tiger Company, flew flawlessly and landed exactly where they were supposed to, showing skill of the operators. It was an impressive show. After the small fleet flew in the colors, Mayor Hu, city councilors and a few guests ignited a golden ball, which exploded as the new city emblem was revealed in a sea of floating balloons and thundering applause.
A symbolic logo
In a speech made after the new emblem was revealed, Mayor Hu explained that it not only reflected on the city's citizens, but also its government, adding that it symbolized the energy and creativity of the Taichung City Government team as well as the determination to serve its citizens under the supervision of the city's councilors. The emblem hopefully embodies the goals of the city government, Hu explained; it should reflect an impeccable work ethic and a will to serve the people with efficiency and creativity. He further noted that using the park pavilion in the design had nothing to do with political issues or party preferences. The base color, yellow, was chosen to represent youth. The lines of the roof represent growing development. Chosen to appeal to young people, the emblem will hopefully give the city have a more youthful attitude.
Taichung City Government's vision
The city Information Bureau said the new emblem used the historical Taichung Park Pavilion as its main theme and gave it a new energy. The strong simple lines of the pavilion show its beautiful shape and the rising roof lines indicate Taichung City's goal of becoming an international metropolitan city. It is Taichung City Government's vision to work closely together with its citizens toward an international-minded Taichung."

Small image of the logo : http://travel.tccg.gov.tw/img/a/logo.jpg.

About the city:
"Taichung is a city located in west-central Taiwan with a population of just over one million people, making it the third largest city on the island, after Taipei and Kaohsiung. It is officially administrated as a provincial city of Taiwan Province in the Republic of China. The city's name means "Central Taiwan."" - from Wikipedia.
Official city website : http://english.tccg.gov.tw/.
Valentin Poposki, 05 July 2009

This should be the 3rd city flag. Any idea on what causes this restlessness? Logo is used in yellow background in the new flag. The yellow color is kept from the previous flag, or maybe just a coincidence?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taichung.
On official city website an another symbol/logo is used on the front page http://english.tccg.gov.tw/Images/Template/Template2/top.swf , while the new one appears on some other pages see  http://210.69.115.97/TCCG_INDEX/img/banner_default.png.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 05 July 2009

According to Taiwanese flag site, GLOBALFLAG, there is a new subdivision in Taiwan. The former Taichung County was merged into the Taichung city, forming a new direct controlled municipality.
Source: http://www.globalflag.idv.tw/wg/tcs.htm
Its flag is white with an umbrella-shaped Evergreen Big Tree emblem (this is the Taichung's City Tree). The emblem is green, orange, blue and red, and there is Chinese and English name of Taichung City under it. Its proportion 2:3.
Zoltan Horvath, 08 May 2011

I believe that only leaves the Tainan direct controlled muncipality to adopted a new flag. Taichung, Tainan and Sinbei were all raised to direct controlled muncipalities on 25 December 2010.
Ben Cahoon, 09 May 2011

This flag is a variant of the city's flag is flown on some public occasions, although it's not instituted officially. The introduction: "Its flag is white with an umbrella-shaped Evergreen Big Tree emblem (this is the Taichung's City Tree)," is incorrect, because the emblem, the City Government Emblem, is based on a municipal historical site, "Taichung Park Pavilion."
Akira Oyo, 19 March 2014


Prior Flag

former flag of T'ai-chung
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 March 2008

A previous version of the Edward-Lee.com page about Taiwan subnational flags (visited on 22 February 2002) used to show a white flag with it centered there one, in green.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 March 2008

This flag is based on the City Seal in Japanese Occupied Period. It might never exists because there is no evidence.
Akira Oyo, 19 March 2014