|Stamp Title:||China Maritime Day|
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|Date of Issue:||2012-03-14|
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|China Maritime Day falls on July 11, anniversary of the date Zheng He of the Ming Dynasty royal court set out on his first overseas voyage. Designated by the State Council in 2005, it is a national day celebrated by navigation, fishery, shipbuilding, and maritime research and education industries as well as naval troops, often involving cultural activities for popularizing navigation and maritime knowledge, enhancing the awareness of coastal defense, and promoting social harmony. |
It is also the executive date of World Maritime Day in China. China Maritime Day 2010 highlighted the theme of "ocean, sailor, and strait," with its primary celebration venue in Quanzhou, Fujian Province.
China National Philatelic Corporation will release a FDC.