The image of the ancient city of Anhai selected in the commemorative stamps which feature the “ancient cities of China”

Jinjiang element becomes “China’s Visiting Card” for the first time

QUANZHOU, CHINA – Media outreach – March 8, 2022 – The Jinjiang element has become the “visiting card of China” for the first time. – The Anhai-themed stamp, one of the commemorative stamps of the “Ancient Cities of China (IV)” series, will be officially released on May 19 this year.

It is understood that “China Ancient Cities (IV)” has been officially included in the “2022 issuance plan for commemorative stamps”, as approved by the State Post Bureau and China Post . In the set of 4 commemorative stamps, one is the image of the ancient town of Anhai, Jinjiang, which is also the first time that the Jinjiang element appears in the stamps as part of the national themes.

“The ancient town of Anhai in Jinjiang being on the ‘visiting map of China’ could never be something that happens every day. This is only the fifth set of Quanzhou-themed commemorative stamps and the first Jinjiang-themed commemorative stamp since the founding of New China in 1949.” Liu Yarong, head of the Department of Philately and Cultural Media of China Post Jinjiang Branch said the selection of Anhai Ancient Town as the theme of the commemorative stamp has significant and far-reaching significance for the display and promotion of Jinjiang, especially the cultural and historical heritage of Anhai. features, enhancing Jinjiang’s popularity and boosting Jinjiang’s cultural tourism.

Stamps, as a nation’s calling card, are issued each year in a limited number of sets and pieces. In addition, the theme and content of issued stamps are strictly controlled with high requirements in approval procedures, which makes it even more difficult for the local theme to be present on national stamps. Therefore, there is no surprise when the application of the ancient city of Anhai on the theme of the national stamp took 5 years in Jinjiang.

In recent years, taking the initiative to consciously integrate into the overall development of Jinjiang, Anhai has tried to put the unique and profound humanities and historical heritage to good use. United by the unique culture and activated by the united force, the Anhai government will sincerely promote the protection of the ancient city, the heritage of culture, the revitalization of the famous city, so that greater achievements can be achieved in this new era.

An Anhai City Leader Says Anhai Ancient City Being On “China’s Visiting Card” Is A Recognition Of Anhai’s Achievements, Inspiring Their Cultural Confidence In “The Ancient City Of Anping with a high reputation on the maritime silk road” and their desire to win the honor of the city. The government of Anhai will make a thorough study to make good use of China’s business card, so that Anhai’s fame can be actively promoted, its cultural tourism appeal increased, and greater development benefits.

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