|Stamp Title:||Maritime Silk Road|
|Piece in Set：||6|
|Date of Issue:||2016-09-10|
|Designer:||He Jie, Zhou Yue|
|Size of Stamp:||40×54mm|
|Printer:||Beijing Stamp Printing House|
|Printing Technology:||Heliographic printing|
More than 2,000 years ago, hard-working and brave people on the continents of Asia and Europe explored a number of passageways for cultural exchange and trade, which were referred to as the "Silk Road" by later generations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed major initiatives including development of the Silk Road Economic Zone and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. With the aim of communicating with neighboring countries on policies, trade, finance and facilities, the plans would create a better future for economic and social development in these counties.
Today, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road not only continues ancient prosperous maritime cooperation but also makes it a road to promote common development, achieve win-win cooperation, and strengthen mutual trust, communication and friendship.
In accordance, China National Philatelic Corp. will issue a FDC, a miniature sheet first day cover and a commemorative postmark.