Editor’s Note:

Issued by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Commerce in March 2015, the Vision And Actions On Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt And 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road specifically stated supporting Fujian province to become a core part of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. In March 2021, the Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 noted again that Fujian province will be developed into a core part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Located on the southeast coast of China, Fujian province was an important starting point and birthplace of ancient Maritime Silk Road. In recent years, through efforts to build Fujian into a hub for transport, a platform for trade and economic cooperation, a pilot area for institutional innovation and a center for people-to-people exchanges, the province has been concentrating and integrating its resources to promote high-quality development of the BRI.