2010 Fujian province- strategic hub of southeast

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Public Date: 12/22/2010 GAIN Report Number: CH10608

China - Peoples Republic of
Post: Guangzhou

Fujian Province- Strategic Hub of Southeast China
Report Categories: Market Development Reports Approved By: Jorge, Sanchez Prepared 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 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 one of the highest economic growth rates.

General Information:

Overview
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 the west, 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 developed areas, 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 one of the highest economic growth rates.

Fujian Province

History
Fujian was founded in the early Han dynasty (202,B.C.). The province has witnessed its prosperity in economy and culture in the history 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 and exchanges, 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 silk

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