The first Winter Olympics, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France and the first Winter Paralympic Games were held in 1976 in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.
At the beginning, the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympics took place in the same year but in different places.
They began to be held in the same city in 1992.
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a county in north China's Hebei Province, in February and the 2022 Paralympics are scheduled to take place in Beijing in March.
They will be the first Winter Olympics to be held in China and the third Olympic Games to be held in China after the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics and the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
The events will promote the Olympic spirit in China and further enhance the state's winter sports competitiveness level.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council of the People's Republic of China issued a notice to establish the Xiong'an New Area in north China's Hebei Province on April 1, 2017.
The area covers the contemporary counties of Xiong, Rongcheng and Anxin.
Located in the central region of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jingjinji) economic triangle, it enjoys geographical advantages, convenient traffic, an excellent ecological environment, abundant development space and basic condition for development.
The establishment of the Xiong'an New Area is a great historic strategic choice made by the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core.
It is another new area with national significance after the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the Shanghai Pudong New Area.
It is a large-scale program of lasting importance and a major national event.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, China's high-speed railway has developed rapidly and made a series of remarkable achievements in planning and design, engineering construction, technical innovation, equipment manufacturing, operations management and other aspects.
As regards railway systems, China has become the country with the largest operation scale, the most comprehensive technology and the most abundant high-speed railway managerial experience.
It has successfully developed Chinese-standard “Renaissance" Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) bullet trains, which have completely independent intellectual property rights and are competitive on a global scale.
With a travelling speed of up to 350 kilometers per hour on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, it sets a new benchmark for the world's high-speed railway operating speed, showing that China's high-speed rail industry has entered a new era.
To enhance mutual understanding and friendship between China and Cambodia, China Post and Cambodia Post decided to jointly issue a special stamp featuring the Cangzhou Iron Lion and Phnom Bakheng Temple Lion, which depict the iron lion located in Cangzhou city of north China’s Hebei Province and the lion in Phnom Bakheng Temple of Cambodia, respectively.
With a height of 5.48 meters and a weight of 40 tons, the Cangzhou Iron Lion carries a giant lotus basin and glowers at the sky, ready to roar loudly. As an ancient iron art treasure, it has a history of more than 1,000 years.
In fact, lions are very popular in Cambodia, and stone lions usually appear on temple doors or on both sides of an entrance .
The image of the stone lion on the stamp comes from the Phnom Bakheng Temple, a Hindu temple built in the tenth century.
The temple is in a pyramid shape and has a five-layer platform. It had stone steps leading to the topmost platform and there is a pair of stone lions guarding the platform on each layer.
The stone lions on the stamp are located at the entrance.
The 18th Journalists' Day fell on November 8, 2017.
China Youth Journalists Association (CYJA), predecessor of the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA), was founded on November 8, 1937.
The ACJA suggested to designate this day as Journalists' Day in 1999, which was approved by the State Council on the following August 1.
Since then, Chinese journalists had their own holiday.
The Party and the government have always attached great importance to the development of journalism.
In addition, General Secretary Xi Jinping has made important speeches to support and encourage the healthy development of journalism since the 18th CPC National Congress, which has created a positive environment for the development of Chinese news media and journalists.
With red and yellow colors, the first depicts the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Yan’an Pagoda, Xinhua Gate, Red Boat on the Southern Lake and other elements that reflect the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and reviewing its purpose.
The second displays China's high-speed rail, wind power, solar energy, the domestically-made C919 aircraft, the main venues of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and a rocket, showing the brilliant achievements in politics, economy, science and technology, and ecological civilization since the 18th CPC National Congress.
It highlights Belt and Road initiative, and depicts innovation, harmony, greenness, open and sharing, illustrating that the Communist Party of China continues to push forward the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Taking the Tian'anmen rostrum and marble pillar as the main pattern, the third stamp blends the urban landscapes of Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou with elements of the National Anthem, reflecting how the CPC unites people of all nationalities to realize the Chinese Dream.
This set of stamp shows the “Four Treasures” of Guangdong Opera including Birthday Congratulations in Xianghua Mountain, Six States Installation of Minister, Jade Emperor Enters the Palace and A Fairy Brings a Son, all on the list of classics of the opera.
Painted with exact delineation and enriched colors, the stamp has higher aesthetic value with traditional technique.
Chinese color-painting elements have been added to stage costumes used in Guangdong opera, giving whole image a full, traditional aesthetic charm and unifying the three works in a unique, elegant style.
Born in Hanzhang Chenggu (now Chenggu County of northwest China's Shaanxi Province), Zhang Qian (164 B.C. - 114 B.C.), whose courtesy name is Ziwen, was an outstanding diplomat, explorer and traveler.
Zhang was twice sent to the Western regions on diplomatic missions, passing through Da Yuezhi (in Amu Darya), Dawan (in Fergana Basin), Kangju (Between Balkhash and Aral Sea)and Daxia (Balkh) and other places.
Across Central and Western Asia, he opened up a road between China and Western countries, becoming the pioneer of the Silk Road. People in central China then developed close exchanges with Western regions in politics, economy and culture.
Zhang has been praised by the people all over the world for his outstanding contribution.
As one of the heritage sites on the Silk Road, the tomb of Zhang Qian was included on the World Cultural Heritage List in 2014.
This set of stamps shows the leadinginternationalachievements China has reached in the fields of science and technology.
The first depicts the five-hundred-meter aperture spherical radio telescope. The background shows the powerful functions of the telescope as a multidisciplinaryresearch tool through the representation of neutral hydrogen, pulsars, space objects and other scientific symbols.
The second is the quantum science experiment satellite "Mo-tse", the world's first successful implementation of 1,000-kilometer level star two-way quantum distribution.
The third stamp is the ExplorationⅠscientific investigation vessel. In addition to the ship, the stamp also shows unmanned submersibles and an underwater glider.
The fourth shows the Bohai Sea Granary Science and Technology Demonstration Project, which researchesand developshigh-quality, high-yieldadvanced growing methods and crop varieties that have salt tolerance.
The fifth is the Sunway · Taihu light super computer. Located in the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, the super computer has a calculation speed of 12.54 quadrillion times asecond.
The Romantic Era in the 19th century was a brilliant periodin the history of Western music. This set of stamps shows four musical giants in the early Romantic period: Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Mahler.
Austrian composer Schubert was known as the ”King of Songs”, Polish musician Chopin was the ”Piano Poet”, Hungarian composer and pianist Liszt initiated the ”Symphonic poem”, and Austrian composer and conductor Mahler is called the ”Symphony master”.
Masterpieces by the four masters were full of humanistic spirit, emotion and the philosophy of life. They created many classic works that have been passed down to today.