Macao Post honors Lin Zexu Memorial Museum with a stamp issue

October 21st, 2014

According to info received info that Macao Post has designed and is ready to issue a series of stamps dedicated to Lin Zexu Memorial Museum. This stamp release consists of four items and souvenir sheet that are to be put into circulation on the 5th of November.

This small museum is located near the Lin Fong Temple and commemorates the visit of the imperial commissioner Lin Zexu to Macau on the 3rd September 1839 (during the reign of Emperor Dao Guang). The aim of the visit was to ensure both the prohibition of the opium trade in the Territory administered by the Portuguese authorities and the Portuguese neutrality in the differences that opposed Great Britain to China and, which would lead to the Opium War.

This war would result in the opening of a number of Chinese ports to the international commerce and to the cession of Hong Kong Island to the British.

This museum has a photographic display bearing witness to that highly tense period in the history of China.

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