Stamps commemorating the 60th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet Autonomous Region were released on May 23 in Lhasa, Tibet.
Standing member of the Tibet Party Committee and Executive Deputy President of the Tibet Autonomous Region government Wu Yingjie, China Post Party Committee member and Deputy General Manager Feng Xinsheng, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Tibet People's Congress Zhou Chunlai, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of CPPCC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee Luosongduoji, Deputy Chief of Tibet Military District Liu Youchun, and Deputy Political Commissar of Chinese People's Armed Police Tibet General Team Ma Xiaojun attended the release ceremony. Wu Yingjie, Feng Xinsheng, Zhou Chunlai and Luosongduoji all joined in the ceremonial unveiling of the commemorative stamps and envelope.
The commemorative set contains three stamps depicting Tibet's Peaceful Liberation, Leapfrog Development and Beautiful Life, each in a 1.2 yuan denomination. The design of the set accords with the central composition method of the traditional Tibetan Thangka, and includes symbols such as auspicious clouds, rainbows, phoenix, Hada, and the sun and the moon, all of which symbolize the happy life of the Tibetan people and Tibet's development since liberation.
Secretary of the China Post Party Group in Tibet and General Manager Du Weihong said in his speech on behalf of the ceremonial host that the commemorative stamps showcase Tibet's tremendous accomplishments in just 60 years. The picture on one stamp of people of different ethnic groups building a new Tibet under the leadership of the Communist Party of China will greatly enhance Tibet's international image and act as a national name card in promoting China's national culture, promoting local economic development and enhancing the country's image, Du said.
To satisfy the demands of the hundreds of stamp collectors present, China Post in Tibet set up a retail outlet at the stamp issue ceremony for stamps and stamp seals.
(Source: China Post News)