A heated discussion over the relative aesthetic merits of Lunar New Year postage stamps issued by mainland China and the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions. Photo: SCMP Composite
A heated discussion over the relative aesthetic merits of Lunar New Year postage stamps issued by mainland China and the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions. Photo: SCMP Composite

Mainland China rapped for ‘horrific, evil and ugly’ Year of Rabbit postal designs, while Hong Kong wins ‘cute’ plaudits

  • Hong Kong and Macau creations praised as ‘cute’ and ‘elegant’ while mainland Lunar New Year stamp gets ‘ugly and scary’ tag
  • Mainland effort was designed by famous 99-year-old Chinese painter and designer, Huang Yongyu. It will be his last, authorities said

A heated discussion over the relative aesthetic merits of Lunar New Year postage stamps issued by mainland China and the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions. Photo: SCMP Composite
A heated discussion over the relative aesthetic merits of Lunar New Year postage stamps issued by mainland China and the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions. Photo: SCMP Composite
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