Title : 2002 - The Year of People's Exchange between ROK and PRC 
Stamp Serial#
2293 
KPC#
C-1771 
MICHEL#
2320 
StanGib#
2674 
Scott#
2109a 
Date of Issue
11/20/2002 
Quantity
1,200,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Taekwondo 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seog 
Image Area
37mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
August 24, 2002 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China. During China's Prime Minister Zhu Rongji's visit to Korea in October of 2000, the heads of state of Korea and China agreed to designate 2002 as "the Year of People's Exchange between ROK and PRC".

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1992, Korea and China have made rapid progress in nurturing friendly ties and cooperation in diverse sectors including politics, economy, culture and tourism. Both Korea and China are each other's third largest trading partner and over a million people from Korea and China visit each other's countries every year.

In commemoration of "the Year of Peoples' Exchange between ROK and PRC", various cultural events are planned for the year on the government level as well as the private sectors of the two countries. Through the strengthening of mutual understanding and trust between the people of the two nations, these commemorative activities are expected to significantly contribute to the development of mutually friendly relations between Korea and China.

This joint stamp was designed to represent Korea's martial art "Taekwondo", and China's martial art "Wushu". The design was jointly drafted by Kim Dong-seong of Korea and Lou Wei of China.