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Anxi county

enquanzhou.com| Updated: Nov 18, 2019 L M S


Anxi financial administrative service center [Photo provided to enquanzhou.com]

Anxi county in Quanzhou, Fujian province, covers 3,057 square kilometers and has jurisdiction over 24 townships and 481 villages (communities).

The thousand-year-old county has cultivated many eminent people throughout history, such as Li Guangdi, a court official during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and Zhuang Xiquan, a former vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee.

Tieguanyin, a premium kind of oolong tea, is produced in the county. There are 40,000 hectares of tea gardens in Anxi, with an annual output of 68,000 tons, the output value of which totaled 17.5 billion yuan ($2.49 billion). Anxi has been ranking first among China's key tea-producing counties for 10 consecutive years.

Anxi is also famous for its rattan and iron craft, with 120,000 employees in the industry and an annual output value of 15 billion yuan. The handicrafts sell well in more than 50 countries and regions in the world, accounting for 40 percent of the national trade volume of such products.

Anxi is located at the source of Jinjiang River and has a good ecology and a forest coverage rate of 65.77 percent. It has achieved many titles, such as national ecological county, national garden county, national top 10 ecological civilized cities, China's most beautiful county, China's top 10 most beautiful tea country, and China's top 10 model cities.

In 2018, Anxi's economic and social operation remained stable with a good momentum of progress and upward movement. The county's GDP reached 57.44 billion yuan, up 8.9 percent year-on-year, and the total revenue in the general public budget was 5.01 billion yuan, up 21.2 percent.