Tuesday, April 12, 2016

China 2016
120th Anniversary of the Founding of China Post

ISSUE DATE: 20 March 2016
THEME: 120th Anniversary of the Founding of China Post
STAMP SIZE: 50 x 30 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Shao Lichen and Ma Ji

The postal service in China can be dated back to the Shang Dynasty. The Customs Post Office of the Qing Empire was established in 1878 with branch offices in five major trading cities. On 20 March 1896, the Customs Post Office became the Great Qing Post, which in 1911 became independent of the customs service.

Some numbers about China Post now.
Postal offices and branches: 82,116
Mail processing centers: 236
Transportation vehicles: 39,000
Computerized postal offices: 20,000



Stamp images and description thanks to China Post

Chinese Stamps