Liu Congxiao

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Liu Congxiao (906-962) made great contributions to the development and construction of Quanzhou in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period (907-960).

During Liu's 17-year governance in Quanzhou, he developed agricultural production, ordered soldiers to cultivate fields, called on vagabonds to farm, reclaimed beaches and built water conservancy projects. He developed smelting, ceramics, silk and other foreign trade-related handicraft industries.

Also, he selected talents through annual examinations, which promoted the development of culture and education in Quanzhou.