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Bull market on limited Year of the Snake stamps

The China Post Group (CPG) issued special stamps for the Year of the Snake Saturday at a face value of 24 yuan ($3.85) per large edition, but the market value quickly jumped to 380 yuan Sunday.

Read more: Bull market on limited Year of the Snake stamps – People’s Daily Online.

116 delivery companies’ permits canceled in 2012

BEIJING – Chinese postal authorities said the permits of 116 express delivery companies were canceled in 2012 and urged greater supervision amid a series of reports on problems with the booming sector.

"Some media have reported losses of mail, barbaric sorting and disparate clauses among some express delivery companies," according to a statement dated Monday on the website of the State Post Bureau.

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Leaks prompt postal overhaul

China’s postal authorities have ordered an overhaul of the express delivery sector amid growing concerns over personal information being leaked and traded by workers.

The State Post Bureau said in a recent statement that delivery companies should ensure user information is well protected throughout their procedures, and that authorities will be conducting spot-checks on firms, focusing specifically on personal information security.

The moves come after various media reports highlighting the reselling by express workers of delivery receipt details, which have increased public concern over the disclosure of personal information.

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China’s postal service struggles with holiday demand

ANYONE who thinks the Royal Mail Christmas service is bad should probably take a look at these astonishing photos.

Chinese postal workers were left struggling by an ever-growing tradition in the country.

Singles Day, which was started by students in the 1990s, sees unpartnered youngsters send presents to themselves to celebrate their solo status.

But China’s postal service was almost brought to a halt, as workers were unable to cope with the huge mountain of packages piled up outside their offices.

Read more: Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: Ones That Got Away :: You thought Royal Mail was bad? China’s postal service struggles with holiday demand.

Taiwan: Postmen take care of seniors living alone

A group of postal workers in a southern Taiwan town do not just send mail to residents; they also send love to senior citizens living alone.

Talk of the Day — Postmen take care of seniors living alone – CNA ENGLISH NEWS.

US firms gain broader access to China express delivery market

The State Postal Bureau (SPB) announced Friday that two US-based multinational logistics companies, Federal Express Corp (FedEx) and United Parcel Service of America Inc (UPS), have been granted access to China’s domestic express delivery market, in a move to fulfill the country’s WTO obligations.

FedEx has won approval to conduct express delivery business, except letter delivery, into eight cities including Shanghai and Central China’s Zhengzhou, while UPS gained similar access to five cities, including Shanghai, Tianjin and Guangzhou, the SPB said.

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China Post cracks down on phony stamps

Shanghai’s postal service has started to require customers who use their own stamps to send overseas packages from one of 12 assigned post offices as part of an effort to crack down on counterfeit postage, local media reported Wednesday.

The change comes after more than a dozen downtown post offices uncovered a series of cases involving fake stamps, costing the postal service hundreds of thousands of yuan, said Kang Xinhua, who is in charge of service quality inspection at Shanghai Post, which runs the local postal service.

In response, Shanghai Post, a subsidiary of China Post, has outfitted 12 branches with equipment designed to identify counterfeit stamps, Kang said. Eight of the 12 are the main post office branches in the city’s suburban districts. The others are located downtown.

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