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.
As an auspicious symbol, magpies were depicted in many idiomssuch as amagpie settles on a branch — a good omen.
This set of stamps continuesthe love theme that began with amandarin duck and red-billed leiothrix, delicately depicting the beautiful scene with the meticulous traditional Chinese painting method.
One magpie speaks to another thatlistens carefully in plum shoots, sendingmessages with their eyes and looking to be very happy. They accompany each other in their habitat, spending time together inconjugal love. With a classical and warm tone, the background looks elegant without being showy, illustrating a quiet happiness.
The 13th Chinese National Games,themed “National Games for a Healthy China,”was held in north China's Tianjin Municipality from August 27 to September 8.More than 10,000 athletes participated in 33 competition events.
The games also included 126 events of 19 mass programs that drew more than 7,000 mass sports enthusiasts to attend. Named ‘“Heading for the Future“, the emblem for the games was a torch shape composed of "Jin," "13," "a person with opening arms," "water of Haihe River" and other elements, implying that Tianjin opens its arms to embrace the future and that Tianjin is open and inclusive.
The stamp identifies the 2017 BRICS Xiamen Summit logo as the main element, garnished with scenery and cultural symbols of Xiamen such as Kulangsu, Xiamen University and Jimei School Village. With elegant colors, the picture affords a wide view.
The foreground has the Sunshine Rock, the architectural complex and flying aigrettes as well as buildings in Xiamen University as its main elements. The background components are Jimei School Village and city scenery. The whole picture not only shows the strategic position and economic development of Xiamen, but also symbolizes the bright prospects for BRICS countries with the BRICS Xiamen Summit as the starting point.
The issue shows the charm of valiant soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) as well as the strength of China's military combat equipment. The stamps depict the heroic actions of soldiers from different branches of the armed services, the army flag and sophisticated military equipment. The scene of joint operations not only depicts soldier discipline and modernization in the PLA, but also manifests the PLA's sacred mission of defending the motherland and safeguarding the peace.
“Phoenix (Heritage) ” is the companion issue of the “Dragon (Heritage)” released in 2000.
The stamp selects six historical relics that represent Chinese phoenix culture. Six different printing processes were used for the first time to reflect the characteristics of the relics, catching their brilliance perfectly.