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Stamp exhibition commemorates 30 years of cross-strait exchanges

2017/10/11 17:16:59

Chunghwa Post Co. Chairman Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材)

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) A stamp exhibition, featuring letters and postal goods sent between Taiwan and China from as far back as the Qing dynasty, opened in Taipei on Wednesday to commemorate 30 years of actual exchanges between the two sides.

At the opening, Chunghwa Post Co. Chairman Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) noted that Taiwan began allowing family reunions across the Taiwan Strait in 1987 and postal services via an intermediate country or region in 1988, while direct cross-strait postal services were established in 2008.

The displays at the exhibition reflect those exchanges and also include letters and postal goods sent between Taiwan and China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Wang said.

The exhibition also commemorates the commencement of the mini-three links in 2001, which established direct exchanges of people, goods and postal services across the strait but was limited to Kinmen and Matsu in Taiwan, and Xiamen, Mawei and Quanzhou in China.

Organized by Chunghwa Post, the exhibition is being held at its Postal Museum until Oct. 20 and is part of an effort by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council to mark 30 years of cross-strait exchanges.

(By Wang Shu-fen and William Yen)
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