World Post Day takes place each year on October 9, commemorating the date of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The UPU was the start of global communications revolution, allowing people to write to others all over the world. October 9 was first declared World Post Day at the 1969 UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, World Post Day has been celebrated across the world to highlight the importance of postal services.

Message from President of China Post Group Li Guohua

Standing at a new historical point, China Post is able to create a broader development space and step toward the goal of building a world-class postal enterprise. Firstly, we must make development a primary task, seize opportunities, expand opening up, speed up development of postal insurance and parcel delivery services as well as rural e-commerce while promoting sound development. Secondly, we must continue to deepen reform, make efforts to improve systems and mechanisms. Thirdly, we should uphold innovation and development and popularize and apply advanced technology. Fourthly, we will ensure fine management, strive to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Last but not least, China Post will always stick to Party construction and be strict in Party discipline. All the efforts aim to contribute our share to the goal of building a well-off society in an all-round way and realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

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Message from the UPU Director General Berne

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October. The event was originally created by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo as a means of marking the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's creation in 1874.Today, the main purpose of World Post Day is to raise awareness of the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development. The UPU's member countries are encouraged to organize their own national activities to celebrate the event: everything from introducing or promoting new postal products and services, to holding open days at post offices, sorting centres or postal museums.In this context, Posts can only mitigate risks and seize opportunities if they engage in reform. They need to reinvent themselves, embrace digitalization, redefine their value proposition, and develop new products and services. They also require political support and investments, as well as an appropriate regulatory framework for their activities. 

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Building an Integrated Convenience Services Platform
With 54,000 postal branches and 355,000 convenience service outlets nationwide, China Post will strengthen its cooperation with enterprise groups and related ministries and commissions. It currently provides financial services, parcel delivery services, rural e-commerce, general mail, stamps and other items for customers. China Post has built an integrated convenience services platform and created a brand image of serving the people.
Customers Enjoy Comprehensive Financial Services
China Post actively provides comprehensive financial products and services including insurance, securities, investment banking and asset management. It offers a one-stop financial service to its customers.
The Postal Savings Bank of China (stock code 1658.HK) was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on September 28, 2016, and its H-shares have raised 59.15 billion HK dollars (U.S.$ 7.57 billion).
Competitiveness of Express Delivery Business Has Remarkably Enhanced
Taking professionalization and marketization as its overall goal, China Post has integrated the network resources of China Post and China Postal Express and Logistics. It has continued to increase investment, and markedly enhance its competitive ability in the delivery market.
The parcel express delivery business has been growing since 2012.