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  1. The Starting Point of the Maritime Silk Road 

  Quanzhou is one of the three central cities in Fujian Province. The land area and sea area under its jurisdiction are both 11,000 square kilometers. The resident population is 8.7 million. Quanzhou is the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road recognized by UNESCO, and the “Largest Port in the East” during the Song and Yuan Dynasties.  

  Quanzhou is the main place of origin for Minnan culture, one of the first batch of Historical and Cultural Cities promulgated by the Chinese State Council, and one of the first batch of “East Asian Cultural Capitals”. It is recognized as the world’s first “World Multicultural Exhibition Center”, known as the “Museum of World Religions”. Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Manichaeism, etc. coexist in harmony here. 

    

  2. A Famous Hometown of Overseas Chinese 

  Quanzhou is a famous hometown for overseas Chinese and the main ancestral place for Taiwanese compatriots. There are more than 10 millions of fellow man and women of Quanzhou origin distributed in more than 170 different countries as well as Hong Kong and Macao, accounting for more than 60% of that of Fujian Province, ranking first place of the 25 key overseas Chinese hometowns in China. 44.8% of, or about 9 million of the Taiwanese compatriots have their ancestral places in Quanzhou. 

    

  3. A City with Strong Economy 

  Quanzhou is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in China. In 2018, the regional GDP was 846.8 billion yuan, an increase rate of 8.9%. The total economic output accounted for nearly 1/4 of Fujian Province, ranking place first in Fujian Province for 20 consecutive years, ranking the 19th place among all prefecture-level cities in China. Economic development of counties and county-lvel cities in Quanzhou is strong. Shishi City, Jinjiang City, Nan'an City, Hui'an County and Anxi County have been listed among the top 100 county-level cities in China for many years. 

    

  4. The Manufacturing Base 

  Quanzhou has been sticking to the path of developing real economy. In 2018, its industrial output was RMB 1760 billion yuan, accounting for 30% of that of Fujian Province. It has developed seven industrial clusters of textile, garment, footwear manufacturing, petrochemical, machinery and equipment, building materials, household supplies, food and beverage, and handicrafts with a total output value of over 100 billion RMB. Among them, textile and garment production accounts for over 10% of China's total, and sports shoes production accounts for about 40% of China’s toral,  or 20% of the world’s total, candy production accounts for 20% of China's total, and stone imports and exports account for 60% of China’s total. Quanzhou has become one of the important refinery bases under national planning and construction. The refinery capacity of Quangang and Quanhui Petrochemical Parks has reached 29 million tons per year. 

    

   5. A Special Zone of Private Economy 

  There are more than 870,000 privately-owned market entities in Quanzhou. The private economy of Quanzhou is very strong, which contributes 81% of the city’s tax revenue, 82.1% of its regional GDP, 93% of its R&D investment, and 96% of its urban employment. 95% of the enterprises in Quanzhou are prive enterprises. There are excellent enterprises such as Heng’an, Dali, Anta, Jomoo, X’tep, Septwolves, Peak, Erke, Qipai, Yangguang Zhongke, Lilanz, Xunxing and Nanwei etc. By now there are all together 156 pieces of Famous Chines Trademarks and 104 listed companies in Quanzhou, ranking the first place in China's prefecture-level cities. 

    

  6. A City of Innovation 

  Quanzhou was approved as a National Demonstration Zone of Independent Innovation, a State-Level City of Innovation, a “Made in China 2025” Pilot Demonstrastion City, a National Model City for Intellectual Property Protectionl. A pattern of “Three Major Industries” including traditional industry, heavy industry, and high-tech industry, with 548 high-tech enterprises, has been established. Quanzhou Institute for the Reseaerch of Equipment Manufacturing collaborated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Research of Intelligent Equipment collaborated with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the Institute of Engineering and Technology collaborated with Harbin Institute of Technolog, and other high-end scientific research platforms have been established. Quanzhou is working with the National Integrated Cirucuit Industry Investsment Fund in building a high-tech park for semiconductor industry, and strives to create “China Chip Valley”. 

    

  7. A Harbor for Talents 

  Quanzhou is committed to creating a harbor for the dreams, careers and living of the talents.The program of “Harbor for Talents” has been implemented, with 27 nationally-pioneering preferential measures being launched. By now, there are 3502 high-level talents, 53 academician workstations, 71 expert workstations and 20 post-doctoral workstations in the city. 

    

  8. A Model City for Reforms 

  Quanzhou is one of the model cities for the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up. The Chinese President Xi Jinping summed up and put forward the “Jinjiang Experiences” during his work in Fujian. Quanzhou has been taking the lead in foreign investment access, starting a business, openning to the outside world, financial reform, as well as the reform of administrative review and approval system. It has become a National Pilot City for Comprehensive Reform of Financial Sector Serving the Real Economy and a National Pilot City for Comprehensive Reform of Private Economy.   

    

   9. A Paradise for Investment 

  Quanzhou is one of the first cities in China to won the title of “Top 40 Cities with Outstanding Hard Environment for Investment”. In 2018, the passenger throughput of Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport exceeded 7.44 million, ranking No.1 among the 20 fastest growing airports in the world. The high-speed rail mileage in Quanzhou is 360 kilometers; 19 highways run through the city, and the car mileage is 653 kilometers. The Quanzhou Port, with a cargo throughput of 130 million tons, has been included in the list of the 15 urban ports along the Maritime Silk Road that China plans to further develop. A 980-square-kilometer urban framework has taken shape in its central urban area, with a built-up area of ??226 square kilometers and an urbanization rate of 66.7%. It has won the honorary titles such as the National Ecological City, the National Garden City, and the City with Strongest Sense of Happiness for Migrant Workers. 

    

  10. A Popular Destination for Tourists  

Quanzhou is rich in culture and tourism resources. There are 841 places of cultural relics under the protection of various levels, among which 31 are under the state-level protection. There are 4 World Intangible Cultural Heritages  and 34 National Intangible Cultural Heritages respectively, including several No.1s in China such as Qingjing Mosque, the earliest islamic temple, the only stone statue of Manichaeism,  the Laojun Stone Statue, the largest stone carving of Taoism, the Kaiyuan Temple with a history of over 1000 years and twin pagodas, the highest stone pagodas, Luoyang Bridge, the earliest stone harbor bridges, as well as the Anping Qiao boasting “no other bridge in the world is longer than this one”.