BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- A commemorative envelope was issued Monday by the China National Philatelic Corp. to mark the 55th anniversary of China-French diplomatic ties.
The envelope uses a painting, featuring two doves flying over the Great Wall, created jointly by prominent Chinese painter Han Meilin and France-based artist JonOne, said a press release from the company.
An ink painting of a panda by Han and a graffiti artwork inspired by the French national flag by JonOne are printed as the stamps on the envelope.
The envelope was part of a project launched by the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD), in which leading foreign artists are invited to design commemorative envelopes together with Chinese artists to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
The project aims to showcase different cultures across the world and improve understanding between China and other countries, said Xu Jianguo, secretary-general of the CFPD.