TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To commemorate 30 years of exchanges between China and Taiwan, a stamp exhibition will showcase letters that were sent between Taiwan and China in Taipei from October 11 to October 20.
The event is an effort by the Mainland Affairs Council to mark 30 years of cross-strait relations. The event is to be organized by Chunghwa Post Co. which is the official postal service in Taiwan.
Company spokesperson Lan Shu-chen (藍淑貞) said, “This exhibition also reminds us that there are numerous perspectives of cross-strait exchanges” and that Taiwan and China have always had close postal ties regardless of the political situation, reported the Central News Agency.
She was also reported mentioning many details about the event, which she said, would showcase 60 different frames of philatelic display that were created by the company itself or acquired from private collections of philatelists from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Lan continued that some stamps dated back to the Qing Dynasty between 1644 and 1912, while many others that were sent during the war between China and Japan followed by a civil war during the 1940s.
The major highlight of the event would be the stamps with the theme of a swan goose which were issued in 2014.
In the year 2014, Chunghwa Post along with its Chinese counterpart China Post together created the swan goose theme stamps in different designs to mark ties between the two nations.
Lan also emphasized on the fact that despite political differences, the two countries have continued to cooperate in postal matters and have hosted events such as the exhibition from time to time since the year 2013. Prior to this event, one such show was held in Tianjin, China just last month.