Public Date: 12/22/2010 GAINReport Number: CH10608
China - Peoples Republic of
Fujian Province- Strategic Hub of Southeast China
Report Categories: Market Development Reports Approved By: Jorge, SanchezPrepared By: Jericho, Li Report Highlights:
Fujian province is at the juncture of China’s most economically developed areas, with the Yangtze River Delta to its north and Pearl River Delta to itssouth. Being one of the first provinces that opened up to the world trade, Fujian is now one of the most dynamic areas with one of the highest economic growth rates.
Located on the southeastern coast of China, Fujian Province is one of the most strategic area in China with 123,100 square kilometers. It borders Guangdong to the south, Jiangxi to thewest, and Zhejiang to the north, and bounded by Taiwan across the Taiwan Strait to the east. Its capital city is Fuzhou.
Fujian province is at the juncture of China’s most economically developedareas, with the Yangtze River Delta to its north and Pearl River Delta to its south. Being one of the first provinces that opened up to the world trade, Fujian is now one of the most dynamic areas with oneof the highest economic growth rates.
Fujian was founded in the early Han dynasty (202,B.C.). The province has witnessed its prosperity in economy and culture in thehistory for a long period of time. During the Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty, the opening-up of ports and launching of Maritime Silk Road allowed Fujian to have more frequent overseas trades andexchanges, enabling the province to enter into the heyday of economy. It was during this period that Quanzhou and Xiamen became major trading ports in China. During the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, the...