Monkey stamps issued in Fiji

Updated: 2016-05-06 14:40
(chinadaily.com.cn)

Monkey stamps. [Photo provided to China Daily]

As Chinese culture becomes popular abroad, many countries are issuing special postal stamps to celebrate the Year of the Monkey this year.

A set of four stamps marking the year in Chinese zodiac was jointly issued by Fiji Post, the Chinese embassy and the Chinese Cultural Center in that country on May 4.

Monkey stamps. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Designed by Chinese artist Xu Hongfei, the stamps show four Chinese monkey species with the natural scenery of the Pacific Ocean island nation as a backdrop to signify the cultural exchanges between China and Fiji.

Earlier in the year, monkey stamps were also issued in the United States and Canada.