A New Strategy for a New World

Speech of Mr. Edouard Dayan,
Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Ours is an era of new information and communication technolo- -gies, of mobile telephones and the Internet. And yet, Postsare not standing idly on the side lines: they are an integral part of the increasingly digital world. The postal community is constan- -tly changing and adapting in the face of a sometimes mercurial market.

As strong drivers of economic growth, Posts must continue to innovate, develop efficient and accessible postal services, adopt common standa- -rds and exploit new technologies to diversify and improve services. Post offices – whether physical or virtual – serve not only customers’ communication needs but also allow them to conduct official business, pay bills, send or receive money, order goods or track and trace letters or parcels along the entire distribution chain.

Traditional letter-post services still account for the majority of postal revenues but Posts can benefit from the globalization of mail exchan- -ges in other ways...

Accelerating Innovative Development, Advancing the Post's Transformation

The 43rd World Post Day falls on October 9, 2012, in the wake of China's National and Middle-Autumn Days. On behalf of China Post, I would like to extend my greetings to the national postal workers and my heartfelt thanks to various party communities, authorities, social groups and post clients that support China Post.

The theme China Post – Reaching Everyone Everywhere fully reflects China Post's commitment to serve society so as to become the main emotional bridge and messenger between people as well as a platform to create value, playing an important role in economic and social development.

In recent years, China Post has deepened its reform to develop from traditional postal business into a modern enterprise group that supplies postal...