China News Service, February 10. According to the US "World Journal" report, on February 7, the launch ceremony of the Chinese Lunar Tiger Year stamps issued by the US Postal Service was grandly held at the San Francisco City Hall.

Mayor Breed said in his speech that the Chinese zodiac is an important part of Chinese traditional culture, and he is glad that people from all walks of life can take this opportunity to gather together to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

  Several San Francisco City Councillors, City Lawyer Qiu Xinfu, Valuation Officer Guo Huajian, Administrative Officer Zhu Jiawen, representatives of municipal departments, county and city police officers, Deputy Consul General Pan Qingjiang of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, representatives of Asian countries, and people from all walks of life More than 200 people attended the launch ceremony.

Mayor Breed, former Mayor Brown, Chairman of the Asian Pacific American Traditional Culture Foundation Zheng Kexin, and representatives of the United States Postal Service jointly unveiled the stamps issued for the Year of the Tiger.

  Breed praised the efforts and perseverance of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Culture Fund. Now the Asian Pacific American community is facing challenges. The attacks that are seen in the newspapers every day are outrageous.

But she said that the issuance of Culture Month and the Year of the Tiger stamps, which symbolize Chinese culture, is an opportunity for everyone to understand each other, promote positive aspects, expand the scope of social concerns, and form cross-cultural, cross-ethnic, and cross-community dialogues direction.

The U.S. Post Office has insisted on issuing Chinese Lunar New Year stamps every year over the years. She wished everyone a happy and lively New Year.

  Claudine Cheng, chairman of the Asian Pacific Heritage Culture Foundation, said that the Chinese Lunar New Year is not only a festival for Chinese people, but also a festival celebrated by people from many countries and regions in Asia and the world, including overseas Chinese in the United States.

Chinese Lunar New Year is a time for family reunion, bringing people new life and new hope.

Zheng Kexin said that next year will be the 30th year for the U.S. to issue Chinese New Year stamps, and he hopes that the first Chinese New Year stamps next year will be issued in San Francisco.

  Pan Qingjiang, deputy consul general of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, said that he is very happy to see the issuance of stamps for the Chinese New Year of the Tiger, which represents unity, strength, courage and justice. New challenges, and a new year full of strength.

He also appealed to everyone to pay attention to the wonderful Beijing Winter Olympics, which are not easy to hold against the backdrop of the epidemic.

The theme of this year's Winter Olympics is to look forward to the future together, and we hope that the people of the world will unite as one for a better future.

  The 2022 Year of the Tiger stamp is a stamp featuring a colorful tiger head.

This is also the third Year of the Tiger stamp since the U.S. Postal Service issued a series of Chinese New Year stamps.

Creative Artistic Director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp based on original art by Camille Chew, the original illustrator.

The new stamps are reminiscent of the classic artistic elements of the Chinese New Year, such as dragon and lion dances. The Year of the Tiger stamps are also a modern interpretation of the long-standing Chinese traditional folk paper-cut craftsmanship, representing the colorful and bright vision of the festival.

(Li Yi)

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