The year 2021 marks the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Over this period of one hundred years, the CPC has united the Chinese people and led them through arduous struggles. The Chinese nation has stood up, become better off, and grown in strength. As socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, the CPC, staying true to its original aspiration and founding mission, is leading the people towards the national rejuvenation.
According to the arrangements for the celebration of the CPC centenary and as approved by relevant authorities of the central government, China Post is to issue a set of commemorative stamps (20 pieces) and a set of commemorative cover (1 piece) entitled The 100th Anniversary of the Founding of The Communist Party of China on July 1, 2021.
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The commemorative stamps include following themes and contents. 1. Epoch-making Events—showing the site of the first CPC National Congress in Shanghai, the red boat on the South Lake in Jiaxing city, the May Fourth Movement (picture of the bas-relief on the Monument to the People's Heroes), and a rising sun; 2. Salient Days—showing the Nanchang Uprising (picture of the bas-relief on the Monument to the People's Heroes), the revolutionary site in the Jinggang Mountains, the Zunyi Meeting site, and seizing the Luding Bridge; 3. the Central Pillar—showing the Baota Mountain in Yan’an, the book On Protracted War, the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (picture of the bas-relief on the Monument to the People's Heroes); 4. the Great Victory—showing Xibaipo revolutionary site, Shuangqing Villa in the Fragrant Hills (Mao Zedong once worked and lived there), and the battle to cross the Yangtze River in 1949 (picture of the bas-relief on the Monument to the People's Heroes); 5. the Founding Ceremony of the People’s Republic of China—showing Tiananmen, the ornamental column, and the fireworks during the ceremony; 6. the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea—showing the Chinese People's Volunteers crossing the Yalu River, the gate of victory, doves, and olive branches; 7. the Establishment of the System—showing the Constitution of the People's Republic of China promulgated in 1954, the Great Hall of the People, the socialist transformation; 8. Self-reliance—showing the “two bombs and one satellite” project (China succeeded in launching a missile, two nuclear bombs and a man-made satellite in 1960s and early 1970s), the Daqing Oilfield, the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, Shisanling Reservoir; 9. the Initiation of China's Reform—showing the communique of the Third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee, the memorial sculpture for the all-round contract system initiated in Xiaogang village of Anhui Province, the resumption of the national college entrance examination; 10. Opening up—showing the Pioneer Cattle sculpture in Shenzhen, the Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai, and the Xiamen, Zhuhai and Shantou Special Economic Zones; 11. Century Boom—showing the Three Gorges Dam, the Golden Bauhinia sculpture in Hong Kong, the Golden Lotus sculpture in Macao, China's WTO accession, and APEC Shanghai Meeting; 12. Scientific Development—showing the crewed spacecraft Shenzhou V, Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong, the National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest); 13. Alleviating Poverty—showing targeted poverty alleviation in Shibadong village, Minning township and the cliff-top village of Atuleer, bountiful harvests in the country, seeding and spraying pesticides with drones, photovoltaic power generation and so on; 14. Achieving Moderate Prosperity in All Respects—showing China’s GDP surpassing 100 trillion yuan, the eco-environmental progress (the philosophy “Clear waters and green mountains are invaluable assets.”), and the achievements in education, medical and health care, the battle against COVID-19, etc.; 15. Strengthening and Developing the Armed Forces—showing the Gutian Conference on Military Political Work, formations in military parade, the aircraft carrier Shandong (wholly designed and built in China), J-20 fighters, DF-41 ballistic missiles, and combat system with advanced IT application; 16. Setting Sail for a long journey ahead—showing a gigantic ship, the Chinese Dream, the 56 ethnic groups, the Belt and Road Initiative, the Fuxing high-speed bullet train, the Beijing Daxing International Airport, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, etc.; 17. the Unshakable Faith—showing the sculpture “Faith” against the design of Mount Tai; 18. Source of Strength—showing the sculpture “The Great Cause” against the design of Hukou Waterfall; 19. Winning Tough Battles—showing the sculpture “Tough battles” against the design of the Yangtze River; 20. Chasing Dreams—showing the sculpture “Pursuing Dreams” against the design of the Great Wall. The total denomination of the stamps amounts to 24 yuan. Taking red and gold as the main tone of the picture, the commemorative stamps are designed in se-tenant style and presented realistically via oil painting, with the continuous ribbons that run through the whole picture implying the glorious history of the CPC in its 100 years of struggle.
the commemorative cover (the front side)
the commemorative cover (the back side)
The commemorative cover features symbolic elements such as the emblem of the CPC, the golden Chinese characters “不忘初心 牢记使命” (meaning “staying true to the Party's original aspiration and founding mission”), the logo for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, and the large lacquer-fresco painting “Ode to the Great Wall” from the Museum of the CPC.
China Post will simultaneously issue commemorative philatelic products on the same theme, and will sell by means of online and offline real-name booking. Customers can reserve from June 24 to June 28 in the designated philatelic business outlets or via the online mall of China Philately (https://jiyou.11185.cn), the official WeChat account of China Post Group, China Post APP and Learning Powerhouse APP. For more information, please access jiyou.11185.cn.