|Chief of the Space Post Office Yang Liwei describes the office to Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng, Honorary President of the All-China Philatelic Federation Zhang Huaixi and other leaders and honored guests who attended the opening ceremony of the China 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center in Nanning City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on December 2. [China Post News]|
Exhibitions of precious stamps and stamps with the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac were held at the China 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center in Nanning City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on December 2. The event also included a national post office culture exhibition.
Eleven themed post offices from across the nation participated in the exhibition, including the Disney Post Office, Yin Dynasty Ruins Post Office and the Guangxi Bronze Drum Post Office. It was the first time that a minority nationality region had a display at the international philatelic exhibition.
With Guangxi a hub linking China and Southeast Asia, experts said the event is part of efforts to promote the Belt and Road Initiative. More than dozens of countries and regions took part in the event.
Commemorative stamps displayed at the exhibition have two layouts. One selected Zhuang Brocade, a representative handcraft from Guangxi, and hydrangeas, mascot of Zhuang people, as patterns. The other depicted a Western Han bronze phoenix lamp as its main figure.
The exhibition set five themes -- Opening Day, Nanning Day, Youth Day, Chinese Zodiac Day and Closing Day. Organizers invited famed domestic stamp designers to meet philatelists on each theme day. An International philatelic seminar, a 2016 China Postcard Lottery activity, the Youth Postcard Design Competition Awards Ceremony and other activities were also held.
Honorary President of the All-China Philatelic Federation (ACPF) Zhang Huaixi, President of the International Federation of Philately Zheng Bingxian and General Manager of China Post Group Li Guohua attended the event.
Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng gave a speech at the opening ceremony, followed by visits to the Space Post Office and the Red Flag Canal Pavilions by leaders and guests. Chief of the Space Post Office Yang Liwei described the office to the visitors.
"Stamps are a window to different countries and cultures," said ACPF chairperson Yang. "We want to prompt communication between Guangxi and Southeast Asia."
Meng Wenhu, a senior official from Nanning, said "this exhibition works as an engine for Nanning's economy and helps attract more investment from home and abroad".
The ACPF, founded in 1982, is a member of Inter-Asia Philatelic Federation. It has 41 institutional and three million individual members in China.
|General Manager of China Post Group Li Guohua and Chief of the Space Post Office Yang Liwei jointly launched the "Home Letters Carrying Dreams" activity at the China 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition on December 2. [China Post News]|
(China Post News)