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National Day for Helping the Disabled
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Stamp Title: National Day for Helping the Disabled
Serial Number: 2018-12
Value in Set: 1
Denomination: 1.2 yuan
Date of Issue: 2018-05-20
Designer: Shen Jiahong
Size of Stamp: 30×40mm
Perforation: 13.5
Sheet Composition: 12
Printer: Liaoning Post Printing Factory
Printing Process: Offset Printing

 China Post issued a set of commemorative stamps all featuring the same design for the National Day for Helping the Disabled, with a denomination of 1.2 yuan (0.18 U.S. dollars), on May 20, 2018.

The fourteenth provision of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Disabled Persons stipulates that the National Day for Helping the Disabled is marked on the third Sunday of May every year.

The national day aims to publicize the spirit of self-improvement for the disabled, to make the whole society better understand the living conditions of the disabled, to strengthen support for them, and create a more welcoming atmosphere and a social environment that is conducive to the sustainable development of the disabled.

May 20, 2018 marked the 28th National Day for Helping the Disabled with the theme of "None of the disabled will be left behind in completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all aspects."

The stamps feature a stylized disabled person in white color in a wheelchair against the background of a giant heart, symbolizing the purity and beauty of the disabled and highlighting the theme that the whole society cares for the disabled.

Eight aids for the disabled are depicted in the background: barrier-free access, sign language, sign language, information, Braille, medical care, a wheelchair, service dog. It reflects the equal participation of the disabled in society and sharing in social development. The message behind the design is that the cause of the handicapped in China has witnessed vigorous development during the last forty years of reform and opening-up, especially since the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF) was founded 30 years ago.

The set of stamps was designed by Shen Jiahong, and printed by Liaoning Post Printing Factory using an offset printing process. 

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