July 1, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. The “one country, two systems” policy has achieved fruitful results in the past 20 years. Hong Kong maintains its capitalist system and way of life as well as its position as an international financial, trade and shipping center. It is recognized as one of the world's most competitive areas and most liberal economies. Forging closer links with the Chinese mainland and expanding foreign exchanges, Hong Kong will further enhance its international influence.
The United Nations decided in 1987 to observe June 26 as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The 30th International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking fell on June 26, 2017.
Firm opposition to drugs is the routine position of China's government.
In recent years, China's government has implemented comprehensive controls to promote the people's war against drugs and has made an important contribution to social harmony and stability.
Children grow up with games. The games of different times record the unique vitality and spirit of that era, and are also unforgettable memories of moving through life. The content, type and play of children's games are influenced by social history, geography, customs and ethics. Careful study will find their rich connotations. The stamps show six popular folk children's games in China, including iron hoop rolling, leap frog, throwing sandbags, the swing, shuttlecock kicking and hopscotch. Wonderful pictures of the games make you regain childhood memories and recall that golden time.
Qiushi College, the predecessor of Zhejiang University, was founded in 1897. One of the earliest modern institutions of higher education established by the Chinese people, it was named Zhejiang University in 1928. Founded amid national crisis, Zhejiang University rose during the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and has been dedicated to national construction for 120 years. It has become a first-class institution with a long history and distinguished reputation in China. Today's Zhejiang University, adhering to the motto of “Being Realistic and Innovative,” is stepping toward the great causes of national rejuvenation, human progress and the construction of a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.
As reptiles born in the late Triassic Period (about 234 million years ago), non-avian dinosaurs left the world in the extinction event in the late Cretaceous Period (about 66 million years ago), while other dinosaur species evolved into birds that survive until today. Referred to as a world leading dinosaur nation, China is rich in dinosaur fossils and dinosaur research has developed quickly though it started late. After nearly a century, China now leads the world in paleontological fossil discovery and research, and had named 244 species of dinosaurs by May of 2014, ranking first in the world.
The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing on May 14 and 15. Themed “Strengthening International Cooperation, Achieving Win-Win Development”, its topics include infrastructure, trade and economic cooperation, energy resources, financial cooperation, eco-environment, and people-to-people exchanges. China expects to improve construction of “the Belt and Road” by hosting the forum, laying a good foundation for long-term cooperation beneficial to people.
Founded on May 1, 1947, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was the first provincial autonomous region under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, which set a precedent for regional autonomy for ethnic minorities in China.
Under the correct leadership of the Party Central Committee over the past 70 years, people of all ethnic groups in the region forged ahead in unity, making brilliant achievements in revolution, construction and reform and creating a new situation for reform and modernization. This land has beautiful scenes of economic development, national unity, culture prosperity, peaceful frontiers, ecological civilization and a happy life for local people.
Hongshan Culture is the most important Neolithic archaeological culture in northeast China. Named after excavation at the Hongshan site in Chifeng city, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, it developed in southeast Inner Mongolia, western Liaoning and northern Hebei provinces, dating from 6,500 to 5,000 years ago.
Jades of the Hongshan Culture are varied, with dragons, phoenixes and people represented. Unearthed in Xiawa county of Inner Mongolia, the jade dragon on the stamp is typical of jades from the Hongshan Culture. The jade phoenix and people on the stamp were both unearthed at the Niuheliang site in northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Journey to the West is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty attributed to Wu Cheng'en. It is classic fantasy novel from Chinese ancient times and a world literature treasure.
The novel has 100 chapters depicting the birth of Sun Wukong, Sun’s Havoc in Heaven, and the protection of Tang priest San Zang as he obtains Buddhist scriptures from the Western Heaven with disciples Zhu Bajie and Sha Wujing.
Finally, they return to the Tang Empire, and in the aftermath each traveler receives a reward in the form of posts in the bureaucracy of the heavens.
The novel successfully portrays a series of artistic images with divine human and animal natures, which shows the extraordinary imagination of the author.
People measured the day’s rotation with the apparent motion of the sun in ancient times, determined the length of the month using the moon’s cycles, and defined the four seasons in conjunction with the sun and star images, forming the characteristic Chinese seasons and their divisions.
A year was explicitly divided into spring, summer, autumn and winter in the Proceedings of Government in the Different Months, a volume in the Book of Rites , a collection of descriptions of ritual matters written during the late Warring States (5th cent.-221 BCE) and Former Han (206 BCE-8 CE) periods.
Every season is divided into three months, making the division more objective and scientific. The division of four seasons reflects ancient people’s thoughts on the unity of heaven, earth and man.