HK issues special stamps for 100 years of CCP

Hongkong Post is to issue a special set of stamps to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party.

The stamps – which are available for pre-order before the end of May for collection on July 1 – display the anniversary’s official logo printed in simplified Chinese.

“The 56 beams of the celebration logo signify the Chinese Communist Party’s endeavour of striving for advancement that shines all over the country,” Hongkong Post said in a statement.

There are four types of stamps, depicting the museum in Shanghai – where the party’s first national congress was held, the Tiananmen Tower in Beijing, the Shenzhen skyline, and the Express Rail.

Hong Kong is featured on the stamp sheetlet under the theme “heading for a new era”.

The sheetlet shows the SAR’s harbourfront skyline, the bridge to Macau and Zhuhai, and the Beijing Olympic equestrian events that were held in Hong Kong in 2008.

Later in July, there will be another special stamps issued to mark the Tokyo Olympics.