Between 7 and 11 March 2008, Taipei hosted the 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition, featuring 1,000 frames of competitive and non-competitive exhibits.
The exhibition logo featured the Mikado pheasant (Syrmaticus Mikado), a protected bird selected to represent the beauty of Taiwan and its commitment to preserving ecological environments. As the exhibition organiser said, "The bright colourful picture is a prelude to the opening of the joyous and cheerful exhibition to come in 2008."
New Zealand Post commemorated the exhibition with a miniature sheet and miniature sheet first day cover.
Product Listing for Taipei 2008 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.||$4.00|
|Souvenir Cover||First day cover with souvenir sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$4.50|
|Issue date:||7 March 2008|
|Designed by:||Stamps Business, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, by offset lithography|
|Size of miniature sheet:||120mm x 90mm|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104 gsm Red Phosphor stamp paper|
|Perforation gauge:||14.4 x 14|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 6 March 2009.|