Water Country follows the directive "Take grain as the key link and ensure an all-round development" (“以粮为纲，全面发展”). Through implementing Farm Mechanization and scientific farming technique, the people of Water Country started on the road to prosperity.
On November 30, 1978, the Ministry of the Posts and Telecommunications of People's Republic of China released a set of stamps, arranged in a block of five, depicting an entire landscape of the new Taihu water country.
(5-1) 8 fen, Transplanting rice seedlings with machine 机械插秧
(5-2) 8 fen, Spraying 喷灌
(5-3) 8 fen, Selection of seeds 选种
(5-4) 8 fen, Thriving trades 五业兴旺
(5-5) 8 fen, Happily delivering public grains 喜送公粮
(5-1)【Transplanting rice seedlings with machine】 This stamp depicts the farmers using machines transplanting rice in the paddy field in Taihu, showing the mechanization level in the water country.
(5-2)【Spraying】 This stamp depicts the farmers using spraying irrigation on their paddy fields in Taihu.
(5-3)【Selection of seeds】This stamp depicts the farmers doing seed selection in their paddy fields in Taihu.
(5-4)【Thriving trades】 This stamp depicts the thriving trades activities in the water country of Taihu.
(5-5)【Happily delivering public grains】 This stamp depicts the transportation of public grains in the water country of Taihu.
|T34 – New Outlook of Water Country 水乡新貌|
Issue Date: 1978.11.30
|Number of stamps in Set:||5|
|Denomination:||8 fen for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4,5|
|Quantity of Issue:||6,000,000 for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Sheet Composition:||40 (10 X 4) for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Size of stamps:||31 X 52 mm for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Designer:||Cheng Chuanli 程传理|
|Printing House:||Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works|