Tag Archives: Xiamen

Fujian Province

Situated on the southeast China coast, Fujian Province is separated by a 180-km strait from Taiwan, the largest island in China. With a 3,324-km coastline, it has many ports such as Fuzhou and Xiamen which are open to foreign trade and investment. The provincial capital is Fuzhou, a busy port, and 149 nautical miles to [...]

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Historical Influences from the West

Under the Ming dynasty, Chinese fleets had sailed south to Malacca and into the Indian Ocean, to Ceylon and East Africa. Chinese merchants began to trade in Malacca and in the East Indian islands of Java and Sumatra. During the sixteenth century, Portuguese ships visited south-eastern ports of China, and in 1557 set up a [...]

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Special Economic Zones of the People’s Republic of China (1)

Special Economic Zones of the People’s Republic of China are Special Economic Zones (SEZs) located in mainland China. The government of the People’s Republic of China gives SEZs special economic policies and flexible governmental measures. This allows SEZs to utilize an economic management system that is especially conducive to doing business that does not exist [...]

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