Issue date:11th JULY 2010
Maritime Day (中国航海日) in China is celebrated July 11, 2005, commemorating marked Zheng He's first voyage. The date marks the 600th anniversary of the ocean voyages of Zheng He, the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) navigator, who went on seven voyages to show China's might to the rest of the world, under the command of Emperor Yung-Lo. These voyages sought to prove to the Chinese people that the upsurper Yung-Lo was worthy of the throne and the gods accepted him with the Mandate of Heaven. The celebration's creation honors China's commitment to the International Maritime Organization, of which it is a member.
Remark:This is one the beautiful stamps from China in this year till date.The FDC is also good and simple,Both the first day cancellation are also good.Thanks Fan.