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Hong Kong to launch stamps honoring modern China's founding father Sun Yat-sen
2005-09-10 09:45:04 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HONG KONG, Sept 10 (AP) -- Hong Kong's postal service will issue a set of stamps to celebrate the 140th birthday of modern China's founding father Sun Yat-sen next year.

The stamp set, scheduled to be issued on Nov. 12, 2006, also marks the opening of a Sun Yat-sen museum in Hong Kong, a statement on the Hong Kong postal authority's Web site said Saturday.

The collection includes four stamps, each with a different image of Sun and one of the four Chinese characters that make up one of his mottos, "the whole world as one community," samples published in the Apple Daily newspaper Saturday showed.

Sun, who was born in 1866 and died in 1925, led the successful revolution against imperial China.

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