Bicentennial of Chinese Immigration in Brazil – stamp issue

For the bicentennial celebration of Chinese immigration in Brazil, the Brazil Post has issued a stamp issue to record the long history of friendly exchanges between the two countries and to deposit the hope to further deepen the Sino-Brazilian cooperation.

Lately, Sino-Brazilian relations have been strengthened by the continuous deepening of political mutual trust, fruitful results through cooperation in various sectors and the intensification of exchanges in the cultural and human aspects. In 2012, leaders of the two countries announced the elevation of Sino-Brazilian Global Strategic Partnership, thereby opening the new phase of development of this relationship.

The first stamp shows a dragon referring to the year of Dragon 2012 in the Chinese lunar calendar, the sea and the boat symbolizing the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in Brazil 200 years ago. The second stamp illustrates the cultural exchange between the two cultures. The Dragon Dance, show in traditional Chinese culture, involves the Sugar Loaf Mountain and recalls the long history of friendly exchanges of the two countries. The Brazilian culture is presented by football that interacts with the dragon, representing good integration between the two peoples. The fireworks symbolize the festival time, the red color symbolizes China, the green and yellow colors represent Brazil.

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