The five stars have the same meaning with the ones on National Flag.
The golden gear represents the workers. The wheat represents the peasants. The connection of them represents the Worker-Peasant Alliance led by the Working Class of China.
The Castle of Tian'anmen Square represents the great Revolutionary Traditions and magnificent National Spirits of Chinese people, meanwhile, it is the symbol of Beijing - the capital of People's Republic of China.
The colors of the National Badge are red and golden, the 2 colors reflect people's wish of being fortunate and show the magnificence.
The whole badge symbolizes the New Democratic Revolution began with the May Fourth movement and foundation of People's Republic of China, with the constitution People's Democratic Dictatorship, on the base of Worker-Peasant Alliance, and under the leadership of Working Class.
The Chinese National Badge was designed by Liang sicheng, Lin huiyin and other 6 experts and finally confirmed by Gao Zhuang.