New Stamps from China

150th Birth Anniversary of Sun Yat-sen

china-sun-yat-sen-stampsChina Post has issued a set of commemorative stamps for the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth on Nov. 12. Dr Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) was an eminent patriot, a national hero and an enlightened leader for democracy in China. His leadership and revolutionary spirit inspired the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, which successfully overturned the ruling Qing dynasty.

Lighthouses

china-lighthouse-stampsThe five chosen lighthouses support safe navigation in the region, reducing risks and accidents. A transportation official named Shi Junfeng said that the lighthouses provide services including route guidance, navigation and safety bulletins, improving navigational aid and emergency rescue in their adjacent waters.

The designers of the lighthouses incorporated various Chinese cultural images into the blueprints, conveying the friendliness of Chinese people to foreign seafarers. Completed in 137 days, the lighthouses in Huayang and Chigua reefs set records for the shortest construction time in China’s history.

The light emitted by the lighthouses covers a range of up to 22 nautical miles.Date of Issue:28 October 2016

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