Serbia-China: 10 years since the establishment of the ‘’Belt and Road’’ Initiative


Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2023

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In 2013, Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China unveiled the ‘’Belt and Road’’ Initiative. Currently, more than 150 countries and 30 international organizations are participating in this endeavor. ‘’Belt and Road’’ Initiative is based on the ancient Silk Road, the trade route that allowed for people from different cultural backgrounds to encounter, make acquaintances, and cooperate. Within the framework of the ‘’Belt and Road’’ Initiative, Serbia and China are achieving significant cooperation in the field of economy and development of infrastructure projects in Serbia.

The motif on the 48 dinars stamp is the China Cultural Center Building in Belgrade.

The motif on the 120 dinars stamp is a worker in a smelter for the processing of raw copper ore in Serbia.

The motives on the sheet: Xi’an Bell Tower, the architectural symbol of the starting point of the ancient Silk Road - Xi’an City; Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade; the inscription “Belt and Road” in Chinese, made in the traditional Chinese calligraphy technique in the Tsao style.

The motif on the first day cover: Kalemegdan Fortress and the Great Wall of China.

Expert cooperation: University Library “Svetozar Marković”, Belgrade, China Cultural Center in Belgrade.

Artistic realisation of the issue: MA Marija Vlahović, academic graphic artist.

Chinese calligraphic artist: Liu Guang.

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