On the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, promotion campaigns were carried out recently in the China Post branches of Fuzhou in South China's Fujian Province, the Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture of Dehong in South China's Yunnan Province, Lishu County in northeast China's Jilin Province and Linhai City in east China's Zhejiang Province.
These events aimed to enhance public awareness of drug recognition, drug resistance and drug prevention, and call on the masses to refuse drugs and build a harmonious society.
China Post Fuzhou, under the support of the Lin Zexu Foundation, Lin Zexu Memorial Hall in Fuzhou and Fujian Provincial Philatelic Association, established a Lin Zexu-themed Post Office and issued a set of three Lin Zexu-themed commemorative envelopes and two sets of eight Lin Zexu-themed postcards.
These postal items feature Lin's life, family tradition and family motto so as to inspire patriotism in others.
Lin Zexu (30 August 1785 – 22 November 1850), courtesy name Yuanfu, was a Chinese scholar-official of the Qing dynasty best known for his role in the First Opium War of 1839–1842. He was from Fuzhou, Fujian Province. Lin's forceful opposition to the opium trade was a primary catalyst for the First Opium War.
Postal workers of China Post Dehong took part in a promotion campaign of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking launched by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Dehong Prefecture Committee and Dehong Prefecture Government.
They distributed drug control brochures, tote bags and called on citizens to cherish life and stay away from drugs.
China Post Lishu and the county's anti-drug brigade jointly carried out a promotion campaign for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The branch designed the propaganda promotion plan for the campaign, put up the posters, and produced a manual for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as well as promotion leaflets.
They hung banners in public places that day, publicized postal service-related laws and regulations, express mail collection and delivery system, and anti-drug regulations among passers-by.
China Post Linhai, Baishuiyang Women's Federation and the Office of Baishuiyang County Narcotics Control Commission jointly organized an extensive education campaign with the theme of "Refusing Drugs and Creating a Non-Toxic Home".
Organizers hung banners, distributed drug control brochures and displayed exhibition boards to educate citizens about commonly used drugs, their hazards and the illegality of taking drugs.
Participants put their signatures on the exhibition board to make a commitment to refuse drugs.