China's ambassador to Austria, Li Xiaosi, received on Aug. 10, 2021 a stamp at the postal headquarters in Vienna. "The peony embodies beauty, happiness and joy. The edelweiss embodies courage and eternal love," he said. It is a floral friendship that also flourishes economically. Following a pandemic-related slump, exports to China are now booming again, making China Austria's fourth most important trading partner, said Austrian Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck. According to University Professor Richard Trappl Austria was one of the first countries in Europe to recognize China.
The new stamp, whose red lettering has been enhanced with a special varnish, is available at a face value of EUR 4.30 with a circulation of 120,000 stamps in blocks of 1. More Info at Österreichische Post
Pic shows from left: ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Richard Trappl, Director, Konfuzius-Instituts at the University of Vienna, H.E. LI Xiaosi, Ambassador of the PR China to Austria, Dr. Margarete Schramböck, Austrian Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, DI Peter Umundum, Member of the Board of the Österreichische Post AG at the postal headquarters in Vienna