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Flag used in a video game
[Guangxi Zhuang]
image located by Tuan Nguyen, 07 February 2012

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I have just found a page: It has a flag of Guangxi Zhuang.It is not clear so I sent an e-mail to this web administrator to ask more about it.Until now,there is no reply from the owner of this web.
Tuan Nguyen
, 07 February 2012

Zhuang is one of 56 officially recognized ethnicities in China, the majority of whom live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southern China.
I have my doubt about the authenticity of the so-called Guangxi Zhuang flag. Provinces and Autonomous Regions in the PRC do not have their own flags (only Special Administrative Regions do, i.e. Hong Kong and Macau), and I cannot see the Zhuang ethnic group adopting their own flag, since they are not known for any separatist activities within the PRC.
Miles Li, 07 February 2012

I can shed some really specific light on this, weirdly.
I did a mod for this PC game Hearts of Iron III where I made more historically correct versions of the in-game flags. The game is set during World War II and includes multiple Chinese warlord factions, including the Guangxi Clique. Now this Clique didn't have any unique flags, but I still wanted to have some kind of vaguely historical symbol in there to distinguish them in game. After a lot of searching I found that the Guangxi Air Force actually used a slightly different roundel with a red border. I slapped the symbol in the centre of the flag and put ten blue and white stripes in the background (another aircraft marking. On the fin if I remember correctly.)
Again, this was just for a video game. I wasn't trying to pass it off as a real flag or even a plausible one, and certainly not as a flag of modern Guangxi, but these things have a way of happening on the internet.
Unfortunately I seem to have deleted my local copy of the mod and the online one  is hosted on megaupload, so I can't find the original image, but that is definitely my flag resized into a tiny icon. I've redrawn the design here:
For obvious reasons, if this flag DID exist (and it doesn't!) it certainly would not be permitted in the People's Republic of China.
Brendan Patrick Hennessy, 16 February 2012