China Post is to issue a set of commemorative stamp (1 piece) entitled Xiamen University Centenary Celebration on April 6, 2021. The denomination of this stamp is 1.20 yuan, and the planned circulation is 8.2 million sets.
Xiamen University, established in 1921 by renowned patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee, is the first university founded by an overseas Chinese in the history of modern Chinese education. It has been listed among China’s leading universities on the national 211 Project and 985 Project. Inspired by the motto “Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection” over the past century, Xiamen University has accumulated rich experience and formed a distinctive feature in running the university. With a strong team of faculty and a complete range of disciplines, Xiamen University has become a first-class comprehensive university in China with extensive international influence.
Taking the Qunxian Complex—one of Xiamen University’s iconic buildings as the main body, and with elements such as the emblem of the university, Jiannan Auditorium and ocean waves included, this set of stamp is designed through computer painting, in rhombus shape, and with the features of rigorous composition, clear layers and elegant hues, fully demonstrating the profound historical heritage, vigorous atmosphere of the times and strong regional characteristics of Xiamen University. The layout 1 of the stamp sheet, drawing on the shape of the traditional Chinese knot, is designed in axisymmetric form, and presents the Qunxian Complex, the university motto and the centenary celebration symbol in silhouettes to give the overall picture a sense of order and rhythm.
The stamp is designed by Shi Yuan and printed by Beijing Stamp Printing House with two-color engraving technology.
This set of stamp will be available for 6 months at designated postal outlets nationwide, Online Mall of China Philately, China Post Mobile App and the Wechat Mall for philatelic products in the official WeChat account of China Post Group. To present more information about the stamp, China Post will release its additional digital contents through the WeChat mini program “Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”, so that viewers can watch the videos by scanning the design of the stamp with the AR function of the mini program, participate in interesting interactions, and have a chance to get wonderful gifts while experiencing the culture of postage stamps.
China Post is to issue a set of two commemorative stamps entitled Chinese People’s Police Day on January 10, 2021. The denomination of this set of stamps is 2.4 yuan, and the planned circulation is 8 million sets.
The Chinese People’s Police Day commemorative stamps take police flag, police badge and the date of the Police Day as the main design elements. With the themes of “being loyal to the mission” and “putting the people in the first place” respectively, the stamps fully reflect the strong faith and determination of the police in following the important instruction made by General Secretary Xi Jinping at the police flag-conferring ceremony, keeping the original aspiration and mission firmly in mind, having a keen sense of responsibility, resolutely defending the national security, maintaining social stability and ensuring the people’s peace and tranquility. The two stamps vividly portray the police’s efforts to enhance the people’s sense of fulfillment, happiness and security, and artistically depict the positive image of the police’s dedication to work and their love for the people.
This set of stamps is designed by Shen Jiahong and printed by Beijing Stamp Printing House using photogravure printing technology. To present more information about the stamps, China Post will release their additional digital contents through the WeChat mini program “Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”, so that viewers can watch the videos by scanning the designs of the stamps with the AR function of the mini program.
China Post is to issue a set of commemorative stamp (1 piece) entitled The Enforcement of the Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China on January 1, 2021. The face value of this stamp is 1.20 yuan, and the planned circulation is to be 8 million sets.
This set of stamp is presented in graphic design with a clear theme and prominent key points. The main picture is red, with the solemn national emblem shining with golden light. The straight lines used around the design help create the visual effect of thick texts, emphasizing the seriousness and authority of the Civil Code, and strengthening the solemn effect.
This set of stamp is designed by Xing Wenwei and printed by Shenyang Posts and Telecommunications Printing House of Liaoning Province through offset printing (partial embossing technology). To present more information about the stamp, China Post will release its additional digital contents through the WeChat mini program “Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”. When scanning the stamp with the AR function of the mini program, viewers can then enter a virtual exhibition hall, watch online theme exhibition and participate in the interactive treasure hunting activity.
China Post is to issue a set of two special stamps for the Year of Xinchou on January 5, 2021. The designs of the stamps are named “Striving to be Strong” and “Happy Year of the Ox” respectively. The denomination of the stamps is 2.4 yuan. The planned circulation is 44.6 million for the first stamp, 42.8 million for the second, 2.5 million for the layout 2, and 6.3 million stamp booklets.
The design of the special stamps of the Year of Xinchou continues the concept of “love for family and country” of the fourth round of zodiac stamps and the designer is the famous artist Yao Zhonghua. The special stamps vividly interpret and artistically display the spirit of zodiac ox “keeping feet on the ground, daring to work hard, pioneering and pushing ahead, staying diligent and dedicated” through the combination of movement and stillness, strength and warmth. The two stamps show the country’s anticipations and family’s expectations respectively, conveying strong New Year blessings. The first stamp, named “Striving to be Strong”, depicts the image of a heroic, powerful, indomitable running bull. The image of the bull, with its four hoofs raised, head up forward, and eyes piercing, symbolizes that Chinese people forge ahead against all difficulties and strive to achieve the great national rejuvenation. The second one, with the name of “Happy Year of the Ox”, depicts a heart-warming picture of the deep love between the mommy cow and the baby calf, and extends the best wishes for family prosperity, harmony and reunion to people all over the country.
The stamp booklet of this set of stamps is designed by Wang Huming. It is printed by Beijing Stamp Printing House with offset intaglio technology and engraved by a young designer Liu Bo from Postage Stamp Printing Bureau. The details presented with offset intaglio technology are richer and more delicate, and matching with bright colors, the overall design appears elegant and solemn. The stamps adopt special anti-counterfeiting paper for zodiac stamps. The layout 1 uses ink-free engraving to present Chinese zodiac verses. The color offset printing frequency conversion technology and red phosphor anti-counterfeiting ink are both anti-counterfeiting and artistic.
The stamps are sold at designated postal outlets, philatelic online offices, China Post Mobile App and China Post WeChat post office’s philatelic mall with a period of 6 months.
In order to display the zodiac stamps of the Year of Xinchou more abundantly, China Post will release digital contents through WeChat mini program “Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”. By using AR to scan stamps, you can watch wonderful animations, participate in interesting interactions, and great presents are waiting for you!