France issues stamps to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-23 07:11
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Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye (left), Chief Executive Officer of La Poste Philippe Wahl (central) and Paris-based Chinese artist Chen Jianghong (right) pose for a photo during an issuing ceremony for the Year of Tiger commemorative stamps in Paris, France, Jan 22, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

PARIS - French postal service company La Poste on Saturday issued two stamps to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of Tiger, which starts on Feb 1.

Featuring a crouching tiger on a red background, one stamp applies to the domestic mail service in France for a face value of 1.16 euros.

The other, with a standing tiger looking to the distance on a blue background, has a denomination of 1.65 euros for international mail service.

Chinese artist Chen Jianghong, designer of the stamps, said the two tigers represent respectively strength and hope.

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