32 Facts About Fuzhou


Fuzhou, alternately romanized as Foochow, is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, China.

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In 2015, Fuzhou was ranked as the 10th fastest growing metropolitan area in the world by Brookings Institution.

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Fuzhou is listed as No 20 in ChinaIntegrated City Index 2016's total ranking, a study conducted by National Development and Reform Commission.

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Fuzhou is a major city for scientific research, appearing in the global top 100 cities as tracked by the Nature Index.

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The Yuanhe Maps and Records of Prefectures and Counties, a Chinese geographical treatise published in the 9th century, says that Fuzhou's name came from Mount Futo a mountain northwest of the city.

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The core of modern Fuzhou grew around these three water systems, though the East and West Lakes no longer exist.

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In 978, Fuzhou was incorporated into the newly founded Song dynasty, though their control of the mountainous regions was tenuous.

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In 1839, Lin Zexu, who himself was a Fuzhou native, was appointed by the Daoguang Emperor to enforce the imperial ban on the opium trade in Canton.

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Fuzhou was one of the most important Protestant mission fields in China.

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Fuzhou is recorded as having fallen to Japanese forces in 1938.

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The British Consulate in Fuzhou is noted as operational from 1941 to 1944 after the United Kingdom Declaration of War on Japan in December 1941.

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Fuzhou remained under Japanese control until the surrender of Japan and its armed forces in China in September 1945.

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Fuzhou was occupied by the People's Liberation Army with little resistance on 17 August 1949.

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Fuzhou was involved in violent mass chaos during the Cultural revolution.

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In 1982, Fuzhou became the first city in China where the stored program control was introduced, which marked a milestone in the history of telecommunications in China.

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In 1984, Fuzhou was chosen as one of the first branches of Open Coastal Cities by the Central Government.

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Fuzhou is located in the northeast coast of Fujian province, connects jointly northwards with Ningde and Nanping, southwards with Quanzhou and Putian, westwards with Sanming respectively.

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Fuzhou has a humid subtropical climate influenced by the East Asian Monsoon; the summers are long, very hot and humid, and the winters are short, mild and dry.

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City of Fuzhou has direct jurisdiction over 6 districts, 1 county-level city, and 6 counties:.

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Min opera, known as Fuzhou drama, is one of the major operas in Fujian Province.

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Fuzhou cuisine is most notably one of the four traditional cooking styles of Fujian cuisine, which in turn is one of the eight Chinese regional cuisines.

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Many of these street food dishes have a long history and their own local legend; an example would be the oyster cake, according Fuzhou local folklore, in the early Qing dynasty, there was a young man who inherited his father's dim sum business, despite all his hard works, he only managed to earn enough money to feed himself, not enough to raise and feed a family of his own.

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Fuzhou residents enjoy eating festival foods during traditional Chinese holidays.

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Fuzhou Daily is the official newspaper of the Fuzhou Committee of Chinese Communist Party.

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Fuzhou station is often just referred to as Fuzhou station given its central location.

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Fuzhou Metro is the first rapid transit system in Fujian province, has two metro lines in operation, the first line opened linking the south of the city and the north above the Min River, and five lines under construction.

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Fuzhou South Railway Station, located in Cangshan district, is a key landmark of the New City development scheme, begun in 2007 and completed in 2010.

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In 1867 the Fuzhou seaport was the site of one of China's first major experiments with Western technology, when the Fuzhou Navy Yard was established.

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Fuzhou remained essentially a commercial center and a port until World War II; it had relatively little industry.

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The port has been improved; Fuzhou itself is no longer accessible to seagoing ships, but Luoxingta anchorage and the outer harbor at Guantou on the coast of the East China Sea have been modernized and improved.

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In 1984 Fuzhou was designated one of China's "open" cities in the new open-door policy inviting foreign investments.

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Fuzhou is undoubtedly the province's political, economic and cultural center as well as an industrial center and seaport on the Min River.

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