China FDC 2008/10/24

Airmail first day cover from China, posted on October 24, 2008. This FDC commemorates the Seventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM7) in Beijing. The stamp has a face value of 1.20 yuan.

Initiated in 1996, ASEM is an intergovernmental forum between Asia and Europe. ASEM summit is held biennially in Asia and Europe alternatively. ASEM 7, held October 24-25 in Beijing, was themed on “Vision and Action: Towards a Win-Win Solution”. Focusing on political, economic and social and cultural issues, Asian and European leaders conducted in-depth discussions on expanding and deepening the equal dialogue and mutually-beneficial cooperation between Asia and Europe, so as to seek a win-win progress for the benefit of peoples of both regions.

(Backcover text of FDC.)

The left stamp is of the series “Protecting the common homeland of mankind” and has the title “Water resource conservation”. This series was issued on April 1, 2003. The middle stamp depicts the Ala Shan Redstart (Phoenicurus alaschanicus) and was issued on April 1, 2002.

Thank you, my Chinese friend, for sending me this nice FDC!

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