China will not attend world stamp exhibition in Taipei: organizer

Eighty countries or areas are expected to participate in the Oct. 21-26 PHILATAIPEI 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition in Taipei, but China will not be one of them, Chunghwa Post Co. (????), one of the organizers of this year's exhibition, said Thursday.

Chunghwa Post said it has invited 92 members of the Federation Internationale de Philatelie to participate in the exhibition, which will be held in Taiwan for the first time, but China did not respond to the invitation.

China has also never participated in the five Asian international stamp exhibitions held in Taiwan over the years, Chunghwa Post noted.

A total of 130 national postal services, stamp dealers and collectors will set up booths at the exhibition at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, showcasing 2,400 frames of philatelic rarities, according go Chunghwa Post.

Held under the theme of "Legacy and Innovation," the exhibition will introduce postal history, modern-day transformations and future developments.

It will also feature representative stamps from 101 countries, and 16 mailboxes painted with symbols and images from Taiwan's 16 indigenous tribes.

The exhibition will also feature creative design shows, animations, augmented reality stamps, virtual reality experience and other audio-visual interactions.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel