Taipei Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Cross-strait Postal Services
Taipei Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Cross-strait Postal Services2013-12-30A ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of cross-strait postal services and launch of an e-commerce parcel delivery business was held on the sidelines of the Cross-strait Precious Postal Items Exhibition in Taipei, capital of southeast China’s Taiwan Province, on December 16, 2013.
The e-commerce parcel delivery business will provide cross-strait delivery of parcels less than two kilograms.
The Cross-strait Precious Postal Items Exhibition, which provides a platform for stamp collectors and other visitors from both sides to communicate, features collective postal items from postal stamps museums on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. Among items exhibited are rare stamps, envelopes, albums and other postal-related relics.
Since the establishment of direct and all-round cross-strait postal services on December 15, 2008, the volume of mail delivered between the two sides has reached 2,200 tons for letters, 3,000 tons for parcels and almost 2,900 tons of express mail. Some 10,000 deliveries of business remittance mail comprised of bills, statements and payments had been made between the two sides as of mid-2013.
Ma Junsheng, director of the State Post Bureau of the People’s Republic of China, and Zhang Ronglin, vice president of the China Post Group and a member of the Communist Party Committee, attended the ceremony.