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. The Changle International Airport connects Fuzhou with most major Chinese cities and Hong Kong.
Fuzhou Port is an important gateway for Fujian Province as well as Fuzhou city to open to the outside world. This port has services to Nanping and Mawei as well as Putuo Mountain and Ningbo. It also has dealings with over 40 ports around the world.
Exciting news for foreigners living in Fuzhou who love to travel, or have to for work: Fuzhou Airlines has received approval for seven domestic flights.
Since October 15, Fuzhou’s Rongcheng Tong IC Card is now one of the cards that can be used throughout the country’s 49 participating cities under the ‘one card’ system. Hopefully in the future the entire country will use the same transportation card to make things easier.
Fuzhou will be playing host to the annual International Dragon Boat Federation World Cup this year, from June 10 to 12. Around 450 athletes from around the world will be competing, including for the first time, a 12 crew category for women.
Fuzhou Juvenile Delinquents Prison has initiated a refreshingly progressive program whereby 200 of the inmates have gained access to education. The young offenders took a test before being divided into nine different grades ac cording to their abilities and educational levels.
Fuzhou Lantern Festival will be taking place between February 10 and 14, in celebration of Chinese New Year.
Major coffee shop chains like Starbucks and Sculpting in Time can be found in Fuzhou, and it’s also home to a growing number of smaller, privately owned cafes too. Below are five of the most popular café staples in the city.
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