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History of Fuzhou

The site on which the modern city of Fuzhou now sits has been continually occupied since the first settlement was founded here over 2000 years ago in 202 BC when the Fujian region was known as Minyue. Liu Bang, the founding Emperor of the Han Dynasty gave the local king of Minyue permission to establish his capital ...Read more>>

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Fuzhou Transport - Introduction HOT

Fuzhou is well connected to the rest of Fujian Province by the road and rail networks, which stretch across the whole of the country and connect the city with the larger Chinese destinations. ... Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

Fuzhou has a comparatively high level of concentrated foreign investment. By the end of 2006, 75 among the world's Fortune 500 enterprises had established their offices in Fuzhou and there are now over 8,750 foreign invested enterprises in Fuzhou with actualized capital inflow of US$14.7 billion. Fuzhou has attracted investments from over 100 ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Fuzhou will give full play to its strategic function as a provincial capital and become an important growth area and economic zone on the west bank of the Taiwan Strait, while boosting connections to the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions. Fuzhou will continue to focus on building and ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview There are 37 institutions of higher education in Fuzhou including Fuzhou University with combined total enrollment of some 227,000 students. There are also 113 post-secondary poly-technical schools in Fuzhou with combined total enrollment of over 129,000 thousand students. Rich talent resources provide the needed support ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

Investment Guide 1. Flow Chart of Establishing Foreign-funded Enterprise in Fuzhou 2. Approval flow of foreign-funded projects in Fuzhou 3. Establishing a Representative Office in Fuzhou Foreign enterprises shall make application to the Fuzhou Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce and submit the following documents: (1) Application ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Fuzhou has a highly diversified economy with several mature economic and industrial clusters. The city's strategic industries include modern agriculture, electronics and information technology, the automotive sector, textiles, metallurgy, ship-building, electrical machinery, foodstuffs, plastics and software. Modern Agriculture Fuzhou's ... ...Read More>>

Fuzhou Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB165.7 billion GDP per Capita: RMB 31,582 Economic Growth Rate: 12.2% Population: 2.67 million (urban) - 4.04 million (rural) FDI: US$1.6 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB 18,314 Government Effectiveness Rating: 21st 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 33rd Economic Overview Known as the''City of Banyan,'' ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Key Economic and Industrial Development Zones So far, Fuzhou has 14 development zones in total, including 6 state-level zones; two state-level economic and technical development zones; the Fuzhou Economic and Technical Development Zone and the Fuqing Rongqiao Economic and Technical Development Zone. There is also one national hi-tech industrial ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

1. Water Supply In the urban areas, there is a combined water supply capacity of nearly 1.51 million tons per day, which can fully meet the city's needs for urban life and production. Five sewage treatment plants have been completed with a total daily handling capacity of 365,000 tons and an additional sewage treatment plant is under ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

In 2005, postal and telecom service revenues totaled 12.96 billion RMB. There were 3.38 million mobile phone users, 2.88 million local phone users and 498,000 thousand internet users. ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Zheng Songyan Municipal Departments • Fuzhou Municipal People's Government Add: 96 Wushan Lu, Gulou District, Fuzhou Tel: 0591-83353791, 83334810 • Foreign Affairs Office of Fuzhou Municipal People's Government Add: 4F, Bldg A, Xinqiaolian Plaza, 106 Wuyi Beilu, Gulou District, Fuzhou Postcode: 350001 Tel: 0591-87621190, ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential Policies for Enterprises in the Fuzhou Free Trade Zone: ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads The total length of city roads reached 1,044 km in 2006, including a total of 275 km of expressways. The Shenyang-Haikou Expressway, Fuzhou--Yinchuan Expressway and three national highways, namely the #104, #324 and #316 all converge in Fuzhou. The 100-meter wide Jiangbin Boulevard and 50-meter wide Fuzhou-Mawei first-grade highway have ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Fuzhou Municipal People's Government http://www.fuzhou.gov.cn/(Chinese) ◎ Foreign Affairs Office of Fuzhou Municipal People's Government http://www.fao.gov.cn/(Chinese) ◎ Fujian Southeast News http://www.fjsen.com (Chinese) ◎ Fujian International Investment Promotion http://www.fjfdi.com/cn/newmain.asp?yuyan=en&menuid=21&txtid=30 ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Fuzhou Municipality faces Taiwan just across the Taiwan Straits at a distance of 68 nautical miles while Huangqi Port is just 4.9 nautical miles from Mazu. Fuzhou has 5 districts under its jurisdiction including Gulou, Taijiang, Cangshan, Jin'an and Mawei; 2 cities including Fuqing and Changle; and 6 counties including ... ...Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview Almost all the office buildings in Fuzhou are concentrated in the Gulou District, along Wusi Lu and Gutian Lu. In this district, there are over 100 large-scale office buildings, with 50 tenants from the Fortune 500 and 32 tenants from China's National Top 100. In 2006, over 1,000 new tenants settled here, ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 306.8 billion (2010) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 22,723 (2010) • Economy Growth Rate: 14% (2010) • Register Population: 6.459 million(2010) • The Unemployment Rate: 3.14% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 100% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The total area of Fuzhou is 11,986 thousand square kilometers, with a developed urban area of 1,043 square kilometers. The resident population of Fuzhou is just under 7.115 million with around 4.4 million living in the urban areas. The population in Fuzhou is mainly Han, but about 52 ethnic groups live in Fuzhou including She, Hui, Manchu, ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Fuzhou lies in the eastern coast of the Fujian Province in the downstream plain of Min River. The city faces Taiwan across the water to the east and the Fuzhou Municipality is sliced through by the Minjiang River, which runs into the east sea. Fuzhou sits in a basin between groups of mountain ranges: Gushan Mountain on the east, Qishan Mountain ... ...Read More>>

Fuzhou Food Streets HOT

Lao Fuzhou Restaurant 老福州大酒楼 Lao Fuzhou Restaurant serves various kinds of Fuzhou snacks, including sweet bean soup, fried dumplings, spring rolls and harder to find dishes. Average price is about RMB 20 per person. Add: 83 Shengfu Lu, Fuzhou Tel: ...... Read More>>

Fuzhou Transport - Bus HOT

There are about 1,800 buses running on the streets of Fuzhou. Some of the fleet was replaced in 2006 with ''pollution free'' buses. ...Read More>>

Fuzhou Transport - Boat HOT

The ancient estuary in Fuzhou and its position at the mouth of the Min River has ensured that the city is well connected by water. A large number of passenger services leave from Fuzhou including those to Mt. ...Read More>>

Fuzhou Nightlife HOT

Known more for its hot springs than its entertainment hot spots, Fuzhou still offers a number of venues to ensure an enjoyable night out. Jiangjun Temple area, Liuyi Lu and Dong Jie Kou are some of the liveliest places in town. Here you'll find stage ...... Read More>>

Fuzhou Entertainment Overview HOT

Though the city is nowhere near as glamorous as Beijing or Shanghai the entertainment options in Fuzhou are similar to that in any large Chinese city, featuring western style bars, bustling KTVs, cafes and concert halls where traditional performances are ...... Read More>>

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