The United States Postal Service has become a political pawn in the run up to the US election. Photo: AFPThe United States Postal Service has become a political pawn in the run up to the US election. Photo: AFP
The United States Postal Service has become a political pawn in the run up to the US election. Photo: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How postal services in ancient China and modern America have been used and abused

  • The earliest record of Chinese post dates back to the Shang dynasty and by the early imperial period it offered a highly organised system
  • Emperor Xuanzong used ancient China’s top-level military communication channels to transport lychees 1,200km to feed his consort

The United States Postal Service has become a political pawn in the run up to the US election. Photo: AFPThe United States Postal Service has become a political pawn in the run up to the US election. Photo: AFP
The United States Postal Service has become a political pawn in the run up to the US election. Photo: AFP
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