Oct. 1, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. On this special occasion, China Post issues this set of commemorative stamps of the same theme to show the huge accomplishments China has made in economy, politics, culture, social life and ecological conservation.
Bearing the composition of murals and se-tenant (stamps of different color, value and design printed on the same sheet) form, the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China commemorative stamps consist of 5 pieces in 1 set and a souvenir sheet. The designs of the stamps are named respectively as Sustainable and Sound Development of Economy, Advance of socialist democracy and politics, Flourishing Culture, Improvement of Life Standard, and Construction of Beautiful China. The pattern of the souvenir sheet is entitled Blessing the Motherland.
The first design of the stamps encompasses the elements of urban construction, high-speed rail, aerospace engineering, communications and Internet, etc., as well as intelligent equipment manufacturing, together with the image of the workers, revealing the theme of “continuous and healthy development of the economy”. The second design bears the elements of the Great Hall of the People, legal texts, etc., together with the images of deputies of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), reflecting the improvement of the institutions, standards, and procedures of socialist democracy. The third design shows the flourishing culture of China with the images of public cultural facilities such as the National Museum, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and the National Stadium, together with dancers and athletes. The fourth design highlights the theme of “better life” with the elements representing education, medical care and social security, matching with the images of children, to show that Chinese people’s sense of fulfillment, happiness and security are becoming more substantial, more secure and more sustainable. The fifth design contains the elements of green hills and clear waters, the boundless expanse of forests and so on, complete with the images of the mother and the child planting trees, to show the tranquility, harmony and beauty of the nature and highlight the theme of “beautiful China”. The design of the souvenir sheet is the number “70” backed with the peony pattern and a huge sailing ship, edging with people of all ethnic groups in China singing and dancing for celebration, implying “blessing the motherland” for her 70th birthday.
Yuan Yishan, the designer of the stamps, said that the postage stamp designers of China Post would present the motherland with the most beautiful stamps for her 70th birthday.