Chinese Consul General LIU Fei Attends Dragon Stamp Launch Ceremony

10 January 2012, the Chinese Consul General LIU Fei attends the dragon stamp launch ceremony at Vancouver Canada Post Main Post Office. Together with Canada Post West Retail Director Greg Kabatoff and renowned Canadian Chinese artist James Tan, unveiling the Year of the Dragon stamps and collections.

(Left to right: Canadian Chinese Artist James Tan, Canada Post West Retail Director Greg Kabatoff and Chinese Consul General H.E. Liu Fei) 

Canada Post West Retail Director Greg Kabatoff appreciates Consul General H.E. LIU Fei's attendance and calligrapher James Tan's dedication to the stamp design. Greg mentions that dragon year is important in Chinese lunar calendar. To memorize this special year, Canada Post will release a domestic-rate PERMANENT™ dragon stamp version and an international-rateone. Greg is proud to say that this is the fourth release of Lunar New Year series. It will help to promote multiculturalism in Canada.


Consul General LIU Fei appreciates Canada Post's release of lunar Chinese zodiac stamp and points out that though dragon is the only unreal animal among the 12 Chinese Zodiac, it is widely adored and worshipped. In ancient China, only emperors can have dragon patterns on clothes and accessories. Tracing back to 1878, China released the first Grant Dragon Stamp. Now dragon boat festival and dragon dance are still popular. In 2000, Canada once released dragon stamp. It is the 2nd time now. It will surely continue to promote multiculturalism in Canada and enhance the friendship with China.



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