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image by Eugene Ipavec, 22 December 2010
The flag of the Weihai City, China:
http://sbweihai.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/truvision1-13.jpg. Does the
inscription says "Weihai City" ?
Valentin Poposki, 01 December 2010
While a city flag might make some sort of sense in that photo, I notice that
nothing actually says it is the city flag. It could possibly be a flag used only
by the Santa Barbara-Weihai Sister City Association.
Jonathan Dixon, 02 December 2010
Sister city flag was my first thought, too. However, from many sister city
flags that I've seen (sorry I didn't report them due to lack of time) there must
be presented both cities. This flag has inscription in Chinese only.
Valentin Poposki, 02 December 2010
I do note that this flag is used alone almost like a logo for the SB-W Sister
City Association, for example in the masthead of their newsletters. The
association seems to made up of people working on the sister city relationship
solely at the Santa Barbara end, which might explain why local symbolism is not
needed. However, that doesn't help us in knowing whether it is a Sister City
Association flag designed with only Weihai symbolism, or an association choosing
to use only the sister city's flag.
[Given the lack of subnational flags in China, and the design itself, I'd tend towards the association flag hypothesis, but that's hardly conclusive.]
Jonathan Dixon, 17 December 2010
Either way, the photo is happily large enough to produce a passable gif
without extensive redrawing.
Eugene Ipavec, 22 December 2010