One of expressions of cordial relationship between the Principality of Liechtenstein and the People's Republic of China are numerous Liechtenstein postage stamps to which Chinese artists have contributed. This is the case for "Chinese Signs of the Zodiac" issue. For the first time a postage stamp is appearing in silhouette form. For the purpose the face design by Stefan Erne was cut out using state-of-the art laser technology. For greater practical convenience the stamp is moreover appearing in self-adhesive form.
The stamp illustrates dragon, symbol of the year 2012. People born in the year of the dragon are reputed to be healthy, energetic, long-lived, easily roused, impatient and obstinate. They are however also reliable, honest and courageous and radiate self-confidence. In the Chinese zodiac dragons are the eccentrics. The year of the dragon lasts from 23 January 2012 to 9 February 2013.