Pingtan, Fujian province

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Updated: Dec 08, 2017 Print

Population: 437,812 (2016)

Area: Land area - 371 square kilometers / Sea area - 6,064 square kilometers  

Location: East China, off Fujian province's eastern coast. Pingtan is the closest place on the Chinese mainland to Taiwan. 

Economy:

Pingtan is part of the China (Fujian) Free Trade Zone with an emphasis on further opening-up cross-Straits communication.

Pingtan has rolled out a series of innovative and preferential policies to attract cross-Straits enterprises and residents to settle down in the city.

As of July, 2017, Pingtan was home to more than 3,000 Taiwan residents and 863 Taiwan companies including TPK, a leading touch solution provider across the world.

In addition, the city is also seeing a boom in tourism development as it's actively building itself into an international tourism island.

In 2017, Pingtan received a total of 3,872,200 tourists and generated 2.9 billion yuan in revenue, up 27.2 percent and 46.6 percent over the previous year respectively.

The city plans to invest 20 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) to boost its industrial development during the 13th Five-year Plan period (2016-2020), according to the industrial development conference held in the city on Feb 28, 2017.

Pingtan's total financial revenue reached 10.33 billion yuan and total import-export value added up to 4.96 billion yuan in the first 11 months of 2018.

The government is set to prioritize the development of the tourism, finance, shipping, logistics, construction, wind power, exhibitions and conferences, and information technology industries, and establish what it calls a characteristic industrial system by 2020.

Administrative divisions:

Pingtan, an island city in Fujian province governs 7 towns and rural town : Tancheng, Su'ao, Liushui, Aoqian, Beicuo, Pingyuan, Aodong town, and Baiqing, Yutou, Dalian, Luyang, Zhonglou, Dongxiang Lancheng, and Nanhai rural towns.

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