To demonstrate the ROC’s determination to safeguard its sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and their surrounding waters, and reflecting how the nation has peacefully managed Taiping Island for years, Chunghwa Post is issuing a set of four postage stamps. The designs follow: 1. NT$5 stamp: The theme of this stamp is sovereignty. The background shows the location of the South China Sea Islands and Taiwan in blue gradients. At the fore is a memorial plaque on Taiping Island, on which is inscribed, “Peace in the South China Sea and our national territory secure forever.” The stamp elucidates both the nation’s sovereignty claim over the South China Sea Islands and their surrounding waters and its willingness to resolve disputes peacefully. 2. NT$9 stamp: The theme is peace. In the background is Taiping Lighthouse, completed in December 2015, while to the fore is Nansha Hospital. The lighthouse ensures navigational safety for ships in surrounding waters, while the hospital offers emergency treatment. This stamp highlights the nation’s role as a humanitarian aid provider and beacon of peace. 3. NT$13 stamp: The theme is low carbon. In the rear is the island’s photovoltaic system overlaid with the Taiping Island national monument and flourishing vegetation in the front. These symbolize the nation’s resolve to combat climate change and fulfill its responsibility by equipping the island with renewable energy. 4. NT$15 stamp: The theme is environmental friendliness. The background depicts the ecotrail that circumnavigates Taiping Island; the island’s farm, lantern trees, wells, chickens and goats are to the fore. The indigenous giant arbors, abundant freshwater from the wells, and cultivated crops and domesticated animals show how well Taiping Island supports human habitation.
(1) First Day Cover in large size: NT$3 apiece (2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece (3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece (4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$45 apiece
To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.