NANNING, China, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ -- China 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition was held from December 2 to December 6 in Nanning. The Exhibition was sponsored by Inter-Asia Philatelic Federation (FIAP) and recognized by International Philatelic Federation (FIP). Established by the FIAP, the exhibition is a regional stamp exhibition which is aimed to boost the development of world philately. It is the forth time that the exhibition is held in China since its establishment in 1977.
The Stamp Exhibition was a comprehensive Asian International stamp exhibition. There were 13 competitive classes, including FIAP Championship class, Traditional Philately, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Astrophilately, Thematic, Maximaphily, Revenue, Youth, Philatelic literature, One-frame and Modern Philately. The exhibits were from 22 members of FIAP, namely Australia, Bahrain, Bengal, mainland China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates. A total of 1300 frames and 51 literature documents were exhibited.