At the issuance ceremony of special stamps by China Post commemorating the 140th anniversary of China Merchants
An issuance ceremony of special stamps by China Post commemorating the 140th anniversary of China Merchants, organized by the Merchants Group and China Post, was held at the National Museum of China in Beijing on October 26.
The special stamps include three with the titles "Establishing Business by Pujiang River", "Development at Shekou", and "Making Greater Achievements".
China Merchants, established in 1872 when China was still in the late Qing Dynasty, is China's first enterprise of China's modern history. It has experienced 140 years of development, symbolizing the uncommon development history of China's national enterprises. It is a good representative of China's national business and industry, which has established China's first modern industrial zone, the Shekou Industrial Zone in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province since the opening-up and reform of China in the late 1970s. It has now developed into a large corporate group with key businesses in transportation, finance and real estate in the new century.
China Post previously issued a commemorative envelope to celebrate China Merchants' 120th anniversary in 1992 and a commemorative post card celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2002.