Fujian flourishing as major economic hub

By Zhu Xingxin and Hu Meidong| China Daily| Updated: Dec 6, 2023 L M S


Visitors walk through a plane maintenance base in Xiamen, Fujian province, on June 20. HU MEIDONG/CHINA DAILY

Coastal province strives to achieve high-quality development

Located on the west coast of the Taiwan Strait, Fujian is one of the first of China's coastal provinces to open up to the outside world.

As an important eastern starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road and the core area of the modern Maritime Silk Road, Fujian is one of the nation's major economic hubs. It has a special economic zone — Xiamen Special Economic Zone — and three pilot free trade zones in Fuzhou city, Xiamen city and Pingtan county.

Since 2012, the province's economic output has steadily increased, exceeding 5 trillion yuan ($690 billion) in 2022, with per capita regional GDP exceeding 120,000 yuan.

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