(issued by Kyrgyz Express Post)
On June 29th 2017 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a miniature sheet of Kyrgyz Express Post with the topic: “Historical and cultural ties between Kyrgyzstan and China. Li Bai (on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the People's Republic of China)”. This miniature sheet comprises two postage stamps.
China and Kyrgyzstan are neighboring countries, with friendly relations. Mutual understanding and support have developed between them. China was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan. One of the symbols of historical and cultural ties between Kyrgyzstan and China is the fact that the great Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty, Li Bai (701-762), was born in Suyab, near the modern city of Tokmak, in the north of Kyrgyzstan.
The literary heritage of Li Bai comprises about 1,100 works, of which about 900 are poems. Besides the mentioned stamps, 2 postal cards, dedicated to Li Bai, are issued. These cards, together with the stamps from new souvenir sheet and a special pictorial first day cancellation, were used to make two maximum cards.
50 KGS stamp. Li Bai portrait (artist L. Iațco)
100 KGS. Illustration for the Li Bai poem «The Ching-Ting Mountain».
On the sheet borders there is a fragment of the poem by Li Bai and an inscription in Kyrgyz and Chinese languages:
Quantity issued: 6 000 pieces.
Quantity FDC: 400 covers.
Quantity Postal cards for maximum cards: 250 copies each.
(text/source: Kyrgyz Express Post)
The Ching-Ting Mountain is located in the north suburb of Xuancheng city in Anhui province. Its original name is Zhaoting Mountain. It is a branch of Huangshan Mountain.