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Fuzhou's high-quality development contributes greatly to modern socialist country goals

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-10-10

Fuzhou, capital of East China's Fujian province, is making great strides toward comprehensively building a modern socialist country after 30 years of continuous development.

Situated on the East China Sea, Fuzhou has a prosperous culture and history, and is one of the first 14 coastal cities to take part in China's opening-up goals.

The implementation of the Fuzhou "3820" project, which was proposed in 1992, has injected a strong impetus into Fuzhou's economic and social development over the past 30 years.

From 1990 to 1995, the average annual growth rate of Fuzhou's gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded 23 percent. From 1990 to 2010, Fuzhou's GDP increased from 10.24 billion yuan ($1.44 billion) to 324.27 billion yuan, with an average annual growth rate of 15.8 percent.

Located in the core area of the maritime Silk Road, and boasting the locational advantages of the Fuzhou New Area and the Fuzhou Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Fuzhou has been bolstering its efforts to further realize reform and opening-up, and has created its own unique development method to become a modern international city.

Fuzhou's GDP in 2020 exceeded one trillion yuan and was ranked first among cities in the province in 2021, and the economic growth rate in the first half of 2022 reached 5.4 percent.


A bird's-eye view of Fuzhou, Fujian province. [Photo/WeChat account: fztour]

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