China Post decides to issue a set of one commemorative stamp for the 7th National Population Census on November 1, 2020, with a denomination of 1.20 yuan and planned circulation of 6.95 million sets.
The design of the stamp focuses on the logo of the National Population Census in 2020 and the Arabic number "7", while integrating graphics that stand for population and electronic data collection, the set time and other elements of the census, reflecting the concept and the characteristics of this census.
The stamp is designed by Ma Lihang and printed by Shenyang Posts and Telecommunications Printing House of Liaoning Province using offset printing technology (partial embossing). To enrich the content of the stamp, China Post releases its digital information through the WeChat mini program called Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps, so that viewers can watch the official promotional video about China’s national population census by scanning the design of the stamp with the AR function of the mini program.
China Post is to issue a set of 2 commemorative stamps entitled The Mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on January 16, 2020. The designs of the stamps are respectively named: The Mascot of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and The Mascot of the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The denomination of this set of stamps is 2.4 yuan.
The mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 were officially unveiled at the Ice Hockey Arena of the National Winter Sports Training Center in Shougang Park, Beijing, on September 17, 2019. The mascot for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 named Bing Dwen Dwen - a giant panda-inspired cartoon character - resembles an astronaut, with the implied meaning of creating greatness and exploring the future, and the embodiment of striving for excellence, leading the times and facing infinite possibilities. Shuey Rhon Rhon, the mascot for the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, is a personification of a red lantern. Its color of “Chinese Red” plays up the festive atmosphere of China’s Lunar New Year in 2022. Its glowing figure bears the meaning of lighting up dreams and warming the world, represents friendship, courage and perseverance, and showcases the philosophy of the Paralympic Winter Games that the fighting spirit of the Paralympic athletes will inspire and excite the world.
Simple and elegant, the overall design of the stamp has the strong contrast of the white background with the black and red color of the mascots, creating a fresh and bright visual effect. A total of 22 "BEIJING 2022" words appear on the white background of the two stamps, which aligns in design with the commemorative stamps Emblem of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and Emblem of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games issued in 2017, further enriching the details of the pictures and making the stamps more entertaining to watch.
The stamps are printed artistically, with vaguely engraved snowflakes on the sheet margins. At the same time, the stickers featuring Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon are also placed on the margins to further create the romantic atmosphere of winter sports. In addition, a QR code is also printed on the sheet margin. Scanning the QR code, viewers can enjoy the wonderful video about this set of stamps. And more amazing videos about the two mascots can be enjoyed by scanning the stamps through the WeChat mini program "Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps".
The stamps are designed by Shi Yuan and printed with photogravure technology by Beijing Stamp Printing House.
China Post is to issue a set of 1 commemorative stamp entitled Successful launch of China’s first Mars probe Tianwen-1 on September 26, 2020. The design of the stamp is entitled with Successful launch of China’s first Mars probe Tianwen-1. The denomination of this set of stamp is 1.20 yuan. The planned circulation is 7.80 million sets.
On July 23, 2020, the Long March 5 carrier rocket launched the Mars probe Tianwen-1 into the Earth-Mars transfer trajectory, successfully starting China’s first Mars exploration mission and opening the prelude of China’s planetary exploration. Tianwen-1 probe successfully embarks on the journey to Mars, taking the first step in China’s planetary exploration, which is also a key step for the Chinese people to move further into deep space.
This set of stamp takes the Tianwen-1 probe as the main body of the picture, showing the process of the Tianwen-1 probe from launch to orbit injection. The background of the picture shows the earth, Mars and galaxies respectively, which implies that, this Mars exploration is just the first step of China’s planetary exploration, and that more distant planetary explorations and interplanetary explorations will be carried out in the future.
The stamp is designed by Yu Xue and printed by Beijing Stamp Printing House with the technology of photogravure. This set of stamp uses colorless fluorescence, and the orbit in the picture shows a luminous effect under ultraviolet light.
To make the contents of the stamp fuller and richer, China Post will release its digital contents through the WeChat mini program “the Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”, so that the viewers can watch the demo videos of Tianwen-1 probe exploring Mars by scanning the design with the AR function of the mini program.
China Post is to issue a set of 5 commemorative stamps themed Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022—Ice Sport on November 7, 2020. The designs of the 5 stamps are respectively named as: Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Curling and Ice Hockey. The denomination is 6 yuan for the whole set, and the planned circulation is 8.7 million sets for layout 1 and 2 million sets (1 million sheets) for layout 2.
On July 31, 2015, at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session, Thomas Bach, President of the IOC announced that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. This is the second time that Beijing has been related to the Olympic Games after the 2008 Olympic Games. Therefore, Beijing has become the first city to host both Olympic Summer and Winter Games! Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (Beijing 2022) feature a total of 15 disciplines in 7 sports, including five ice disciplines, namely, Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Curling and Ice Hockey.
The stamps are designed by Zhang Qiang, with the edging designed by Zhang Qiang and Chen Yijun. The pictures in the stamps are drawn by hand using a computer to present the valiant and heroic bearing of the athletes and their wonderful moments on the ice. The whole picture is bright and full in color, simple and smooth in lines, with the shapes of the athletes full of tension and dynamic, reflecting the beauty of agility and skill, speed and strength of the sports. The background of the pictures is decorated with the core graphics of Beijing 2022, with the five stamps closely connected and a visual effect natural and smooth, thus creating a warm atmosphere of welcoming Beijing 2022.
The stamps are printed by Beijing Stamp Printing House with photogravure technology. The snowflakes on the background printed via special photosensitive ink look glittering and crystal clear, and the words "Beijing 2022" on the edging of the sheet are made via hollow-out technology, which integrates artistic design and anti-counterfeiting function and adds more fun to the stamps. On the edging of the sheet, a QR code is printed, enabling viewers to scan and watch short videos about the five ice events directly through mobile phone.
To present richer contents of the stamps, China Post will release additional digital contents through the WeChat mini program Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps, so that viewers can watch the short videos related to these stamps by scanning the designs with the AR function of the mini program.
China Post is to issue a set of 2 stamps on May 11, 2020, with two designs respectively entitled Facing Challenges with United Strength and Fighting COVID-19. The denomination of the set of stamps is 2.40 yuan, and the planned circulation is 14.5 million pieces.
This set of stamps is produced in se-tenant style. The Chinese character "众" (meaning “the general public”) in the design connects the two stamps closely, implying the massive power gathered by the whole nation in the face of major public health emergencies to fight against the epidemic under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee. The graphic design of eliminating COVID-19 is placed under the Chinese character "众" to further enhance the visual effect of winning the war against the epidemic, indicating that the whole nation is united as one with firm determination to fight COVID-19 and has achieved major progress in containing the outbreak.
The first design focuses on the collective images of officers and soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army, medical workers, scientific researchers, community workers, police officers and volunteers. The background design depicts the scenarios of disease control professionals conducting epidemiological investigation, and volunteers and deliverymen distributing medical supplies and daily necessities. The upper part of the picture outlines urban buildings and rural scenes. The whole design reflects that everyone in either urban or rural areas participates in epidemic prevention and control, and highlights the theme of China’s national efforts in defeating the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, the design also includes aircraft, ships, trucks, high-speed trains and other elements, showing the touching scenes of people from home and abroad racing against the clock to assist Hubei and Wuhan.
The second design mainly depicts the image of a medical worker with a clenched fist showing resolute determination, with its background featuring the medical treatment scenes, the backs of medical workers heading for the frontline against the virus, and the makeshift hospitals, etc., portraying the noble spirit of the brave and benevolent medical workers throwing themselves into the battle without hesitation, healing the wounded and rescuing the dying. The image of the landmark Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan shows the great contribution the heroic city of Wuhan has made during the outbreak, indicating “If Wuhan wins, Hubei wins. If Hubei wins, the whole country wins.” The "AI" and other scientific and technological elements in the picture imply the important role of science and technology in epidemic prevention.
The stamps are designed by Wang Huming and Liu Xiangping and printed with photogravure technology by Beijing Stamp Factory.
China Post is to issue a set of commemorative stamp (one piece) for the 100th anniversary of the publication of the full Chinese version of The Communist Manifesto on August 22, 2020. The design of the stamp is entitled Centennial of the First Full Chinese Version of The Communist Manifesto. The denomination of the stamp is 1.2 yuan. Its planned circulation is 7.5 million sets.
Designed with sketch techniques, this stamp fully presents the scene when The Communist Manifesto was being translated into Chinese, and depicts the earnest and absorbed image of the translator Mr. Chen Wangdao vividly and meticulously. Together with the covers of the full Chinese versions, and the picture of The Communist Manifesto exhibition hall at Fudan University in Shanghai—the former residence of Mr. Chen Wangdao specially placed at the background, the theme of the stamp is highlighted, showing the great power of Marxism.
This set of stamp is designed by Li Chen, and printed via offset by Henan Posts and Telecommunications Printing House. To make the stamp content fuller and richer, its digital content will be released simultaneously. Viewers can also participate in a quiz and lucky draw.
China Post is to issue a set of 4 commemorative stamps Modern Chinese Scientists (Series 8) on September 19, 2020. The designs of the stamps are respectively entitled: Wang Daheng, Huang Kun, Yu Min, Chen Jingrun. The denomination of this set of stamps is 4.80 yuan. The planned circulation is 6.95 million sets.
Wang Daheng was an applied opticist and one of the founders of applied optical science and technology in China. He made outstanding contributions to the development of various large optical observation equipment for the modernization of national defense, and played an important role in China’s optical engineering and metrology.
Huang Kun was a solid-state physicist and semiconductor physicist. Huang had conducted research mainly in solid-state physics theory and semiconductor physics, and was one of the pioneers in semiconductor physics in China.
Yu Min was a nuclear physicist, who had solved a series of fundamental problems for the breakthrough of China's hydrogen bomb research. Leading the theoretical research and design of nuclear weapons for a long time, Yu made crucial contributions to enabling China's nuclear weapons to be further developed to the advanced level of the world.
Chen Jingrun was a mathematician. He had been mainly engaged in the research of analytic number theory, and had made world-leading achievements in the research of Goldbach Conjecture. In May 1966, Chen succeeded in proving the proposition "1 + 2", which is known internationally as Chen's theorem.
This set of stamps vividly and meticulously portrays the classic images of four modern scientists through realistic techniques. The backgrounds of the designs reflect their research directions and achievements. The first background shows the 150 large cinetheodolite developed by Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics. The second one shows the conceptual diagram on the cover of the textbook Solid-state Physics written by Huang Kun and “Huang Equation”. The third depicts the picture of the successful test of China's first hydrogen bomb. The fourth displays the key research achievements made by Chen Jingrun in the process of proving Goldbach Conjecture.
The stamps are designed by Li Chen and printed by Henan Posts and Telecommunications Printing House with the technology of offset and engraving overprinting.
China Post decides to issue a set of five special stamps entitled Pudong in the New Era on July 20, 2020. The denomination of the set of special stamps is 6.00 yuan, and 6.6 million sets will be issued. The five stamps are named: China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Zhangjiang Science City, Lujiazui Financial District, East Bank of Huangpu River and Yangshan Port.
With five representative achievements as the themes, including China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Zhangjiang Science City, Lujiazui Financial District, East Bank of Pujiang River and Yangshan Port, the stamps show the construction of Pudong as the core area of international economic, financial, trade, shipping and scientific innovation center in Shanghai, and the accelerating construction pace as an international cultural metropolis.
The stamps are printed with high-precision frequency modulation screening technology, and rendered with koldfoil and full-color fluorescent technology. With such technology, Lujiazui Financial District is visually attractive. The points, lines and planes of such landmarks as Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower are combined, creating depth of the picture and the prominent image of Pudong as a modern city. Under a UV lamp, the stamps show a brilliant full-color effect, and the modern skyscrapers seem to leap off the page, vividly displaying the achievements of Pudong in the last 30 years.
The stamps are designed by the famous artist Han Binghua and printed by Henan Posts & Telecom Printing House with offset printing technology.
China Post decides to issue a set of two special stamps of Year of Gengzi on January 5th, 2020. The two stamps are named “The Rat Creates Heaven” and “The Rats Herald the Year of Abundance” respectively. The denomination of the stamps is 2.40 yuan.
The year 2020 is the year of Gengzi in the lunar calendar, also known as the Year of Rat by the Chinese zodiac. The rat takes the first place in the twelve zodiac signs. In Chinese zodiac culture, the rat is loved, respected and even worshiped.
The first design of the stamps is named “the rat opens up the sky”. It features a lovely rat leaping high, looking to the sky, and trying to bite through the chaos. The design contains in itself a folklore “the rat bites open the sky” while the rat’s jumping posture implies a better life in the Year of Rat. The second design is named “rats prelude a bumper year”. On the design, two adult rats together with a cute little rat are looking afar, with peanuts around them for good harvest. Their looks are full of joy and complacency. This design implies not only a bumper grain harvest and a happy family life for the year 2020, but also a Chinese saying that rats come with fortune.
The stamps are designed by the famous artist Mr. Han Meilin. In the printing process of the special stamps, two cutting-edge technologies are adopted: the laser engraving platemaking technology is used for the first time, fully upgrading the engraving precision and manifestation of the details; colorless fluorescent ink is used for the first time, highlighting the effect of the sun leaping above the horizon, presenting vividly the scene of “the rat bites open the sky”.
China post is to issue a set of 2 commemorative stamps entitled Friedrich Engels' 200th Birth Anniversary on November 28, 2020. The stamps are respectively named Young Friedrich Engels and Friedrich Engels at Work. The denomination of this set of stamps is 2.4 yuan. The planned circulation is 7.5 million sets.
This set of stamps is presented with sketch technique. The design of the first stamp shows the bust of young Engels with his former residence as the background, while the design of the second stamp depicts the elderly Engels in the middle of his work, with the covers of the Chinese versions of The Communist Manifesto and Capital bearing the head portraits of Marx and Engels as the background.
This set of stamps are designed by Wu Weishan, and printed by Henan Posts & Telecom Printing House with offset printing technology.
To make the contents of the stamps fuller and richer, China Post will release their digital contents through the WeChat mini program “Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”, so that the viewers can watch the short videos related to these stamps by scanning the designs with the AR function of the mini program.