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bers. Over 200 members from the association attended the world stamp exhibition on the first day, bringing 124 sets of stamps.
“Establishing a section for people with disabilities is groundbreaking. It fulfills the wish
of many disabled philatelists across China and shows the care devoted to the disabled,” he says.
As for Li, he brought his own collection entitled Disability and Recovery, int
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flight ticket from Guangzhou to Beijing can be as cheap as 460 yuan ($66.7), which is about half of the price tag – 8
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oqiang gives visitors a glimpse of modern Chinese art. Created specially for this exhibition, hig
hlight pieces include the monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.
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f the sacred Mount Lishan, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors.
Cheng Jingye, Chinese ambassador to Australia, said at the preview ceremony that the exhib
tion represents another highlight in this year’s China-Australia cultural-and-arts exchange.
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journey to Australia,” he says. “In 1982, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of d
iplomatic relations between China and Australia, Australia was chosen as the destinatio