China Post's Zhejiang and Hangzhou branches diligently implemented plans to ensure delivery security during the G20 Hangzhou Summit and provided top services to guests, journalists and international friends from all over the world.
The China Post Hangzhou branch selected four employees to sell G20 postal items and postcards and affix commemorative postmarks from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. that were popular among the 5,000 journalists and international visitors to the Hangzhou International Expo Center from August 31 to September 6.
More than 10,000 special commemorative envelopes and 10,000 first-day covers of the opening ceremony were sold out on the morning of September 4, as were 3,000 replenished commemorative envelopes. More than 40,000 postcards were sold, each affixed with seven commemorative postmarks.
In addition to services inside the expo, China Post Hangzhou also conducted special training for 31 mail carriers and 40 drivers in related areas outside the summit site since August, ensuring security and delivery of newspapers and mail.
Six to eight Party newspapers and journals were delivered to designated places before 7: 30 a.m. every day.
China Post Hangzhou also held professional training for 100 service personnel in 53 hotels in August and allocated 14 postal workers to the hotels to provide postal services for honored guests and international friends of the event.
The branch deployed seven English-speaking university majors for translation services at postal offices in Baochu Road, West Lake, the Convention Center and other places in the tourism circle.
China Post Zhejiang offered series of G20 postal collections such as commemorative envelopes, folders and pamphlets, with a sales totaling 184 million yuan (US$ 27.6 million).
Zhejiang Province made the cities of Hangzhou, Jinhua, Ningbo and Jiaxing the flow and distribution centers for mail import and export, while the cities of Huzhou, Shaoxing and Taizhou served as provincial export centers in the period of the G20 Hangzhou Summit.
Some 12.75 million express parcels were delivered, a 472 percent increase from the same period last year, and 5.85 million standard parcels were delivered, up 539 percent, fully demonstrating the strong service capabilities of China Post Group.