Flag of Hashima
|Adopted||10 May 2016|
|Design||A white rectangular background, a red, blue and yellow Tomoe in the centre that symbolises the cycle of life, and eight black trigrams, which are selected from the Daoist bagua, surrounding the Tomoe.|
The national flag of Hashima was adopted in 2017, the year Hashima became a republic. The design is a white rectangular background, a red, blue and yellow Tomoe in the centre that symbolises the cycle of life, and eight black trigrams, which are selected from the Daoist bagua, surrounding the Tomoe.
Hashima was a Dominion in 2016, although the United Kingdom does not recognise Hashima. The flag that was a Union Jack Blue Ensign defaced with the red figure 亞 fu represents two animals with their backside together in the lower hoist quarter and eight Daoist bagua trigrams in the fly half.
Guidelines for flying the flag are laid out and in a pamphlet entitled "National Flag of Hashima", which is published by the Government of Hashima on an infrequent basis. The guidelines say that National Flag of Hashima is allowed to be flown on every day of the year, and that it "should be treated with respect and dignity it deserves as Hashima's most important national symbol". The National Flag must always be flown in a position superior to that of any other flag or ensign when flown in city-state, and it should always be flown aloft and free. The flag must be flown in all government buildings and displayed in polling stations when there is a national election or referendum. Private pleasure craft can fly either the Civil Ensign or the National Flag of Hashima. Desecration of the Hashimese flag is punishable by corporal punishment.
The Cabinet of Hashima also advises that the flag should only be flown during daylight hours, unless it is illuminated. Two flags should not be flown from the same flagpole. The flag should not be displayed upside down under any circumstances, not even to express a situation of distress. The flag is not to be placed or dropped on the ground, nor should it be used to cover an object in the lead-up to an unveiling ceremony, or to hide other material. Flags that have decayed or faded should not be displayed. When the flag is flown at half-mast, it should be recognisably at half-mast, for example, a third of the way down from the top of the pole. The New Weihai Flag should never be flown half mast at night. Flags are flown at half-mast on government buildings:
- On the death of the President or a former President.
- On the death of the Prime Minister or a former Prime Minister.
- On the death of a distinguished Hashimese citizen. Flags in any locality may be flown at half-mast on the death of a notable local citizen or on the day, or part of the day, of their funeral.
- On the death of the head of state of another country with which Hashima has diplomatic relations—the flag would be flown on the day of the funeral.
- On Remembrance Day flags are flown at peak until 10:30 am, at half-mast from 10:30 am to 11:03 am, then at peak for the remainder of the day.
Other flags of Hashima
|President of Hashima||Blue background with the coat of arms surrounded by stars|
|Naval Ensign||A white ensign with the national flag on the top left hand quarter.|
|Navy Ensign||A blue ensign with the national flag on the top left hand quarter.|