Province (Min for short) is located on the southeast coast
of China, with an area of over 120,000 square kilometers
and a population of 31 million.
Lying in China's southeast hilly area,
mountains and hills make up the vast majority of Fujian's
territory, while only narrow strips of the east seaside
are plains. Fujian's coastline is long and zigzag with
numerous offshore islands. Most of its rivers empty into
the sea separately. Fujian is endowed with sub-tropical
humid climate, and rich forest resources and mineral deposits
which mainly include iron, coal, manganese and graphite.
Light industry is Fujian's major industrial
branch. Key industrial products comprise electronics,
light industrial products, foodstuff, aquatic products
in the coastal area, and raw materials, timber products,
chemicals in the hinterland. Its foodstuff, canned food,
leather shoos, arts and crafts, watches, timber processing
and electronics industries hold a significant position
in China. The coastal area is renowned for fishing inxdustry.
Main farm produce includes rice, sugarcanes, tea and tropical
fruits. Fujian has the largest output of Longan fruit
Railway is its mainstay of transportation,
while highway and coastal shipping also play an important
role. Xiamen is a major seaport and Nanping is the center
of Min River shipping.
As one of the locations of China Special
Economic Zone, and separated with Taiwan by only the straits,
Fujian has the unique advantages to carry out overseas
economic and technical cooperations by utilizing their
capital and technology.
Fujian abounds in tropical natural
tourist resources. The famous scenic spots and historical
sites comprise the Wuyi Mountain, Qinyuan Mountain, Gulangyu
and Wanshi Mountain. Its main traditional specialties
are Wulong Tea, oranges of Zhangzhou, Longan of Jinjiang,
boodiless lacquerware of Fuzhou, stone carving of Shoushan
and woodcarving of Quanzhou.