|Stamp Title:||Yangtze River Economic Zone|
|Value in Set：||6+1|
|Date of Issue:||2018-08-26|
|Size of Stamp:||33×44mm|
|Printer:||Henan Post Printing Factory|
|Printing Process:||offset printing|
China Post issued a set of six special stamps featuring the Yangtze River Economic Zone, namely Great Protection, Multimodal Transport Corridor, Industrial Transformation and Upgrading, New-Type Urbanization, and the New Pattern of Opening-Up and Balanced Development among Regions, with a denomination of 7.8 yuan (0.1 U.S. dollars), as well as a souvenir sheet with a denomination of 11.7 yuan (1.17 U.S. dollars), on August 26, 2018.
The Yangtze River Economic Zone covers 11 provinces and cities, namely Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou. It covers an area of 2.05 billion square kilometers, accounting for 21 percent of China's land. The population and economic aggregate account for more than 40 percent of the total country. It has important ecological status, strong comprehensive strength and great potential for development.
Promoting the development of the Yangtze River Economic Zone is a priority for the Party Central Committee and the State Council to lead China's economic development. It has great significance in achieving the Two Centenary Goals and realizing the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
This set of stamps features the all-round development of the Yangtze River Economic Zone using drawings done by hand. The first stamp depicts the development concept of protecting the beautiful natural ecology of the Yangtze River Economic Zone. The second shows the scientific and efficient integrated corridor in the area. The third displays the industrial transformation and upgrading of the zone as well as the cultivation of new kinetic energy in this area. The fourth features the new urbanization of the people-oriented economy there. The fifth presents the new pattern of opening-up in the Yangtze River Economic Zone. Finally, the sixth depicts the regional coordinated development there.
The set of stamps was designed by the outstanding illustrator Zou Qing, and was printed by Henan Post Printing Factory using an offset printing process.
Offer for sale: This set of stamps is available at designated postal outlets, the online philatelic shop of China Post (http://jiyou.11185.cn), China Philately mobile client and the China Philately Wechat Mall since they were issued on August 26, 2018. This set of stamps will be sold for six months.