Green is the color of the postal service. Mailing a letter (weighting within 100 grams) to a local address will cost you eight Jiao RMB, and 12 Jiao RMB is needed if you mail a letter to people in other cities or towns in China. You will be charged five to seven Yuan RMB if you mail a letter (weighting within 20 grams) to foreign countries. Sending time varies due to the distance. A local letter needs two days to arrive and a letter to other cities or towns needs one day longer than the local one. However, with the popularity of email and the acceleration of artificial speed, the postal service inevitably faces challenges in terms of price and speed. From August, 2008, a city express mail service was initiated in Beijing, which guaranteed same-day delivery for the same price as before, thus making life much easier for locals.
zhōngguó yóuzhèng（běnbù wàibù）
中 国 邮 政 （ 外埠 本埠）
Zhong guo you zheng (ben bu, wai bu)
You zheng xin xiang (mailbox)
邮政[yóuzhèng](post): abbreviation for “post office”. People always call the post office “post”.
Wǒ qù yóujú jìxìn。
我 去 邮局 寄信。
(I’m going to the post office to mail a letter)
Wǒ děi qù yítàng yóujú，gěi péngyǒu jì shū。
我 得 去 一趟 邮局， 给 朋 友 寄书。
( I must go to the post office to mail books to my friend).
yóu zhèng xìn tǒng
邮 政 信 筒：简称“邮筒”。
(mailbox), or, simply, you xiang (mailbox)
Nǐ kě yǐ bǎ xìn zhí jiē tóu jìn yóu tǒng。
你 可以把 信 直 接 投 进 邮 筒。
(You can put letters directly into the mailbox).
Characters: 中 国 邮