Putian ( Chinese: 莆田) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It borders Fuzhou City to the north, Quanzhou City to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the east. The [2 ] Mulan River flows through the southern part of the city.
Administration [ edit ]
municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chengxiang District ( 城厢区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux. The municipal region comprises three other districts and one county:
Languages and ethnic groups [ edit ]
Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group.
Puxian Min is the largest dialect spoken in Putian. It is a dialect of Min, a Chinese language.
Economy [ edit ]
Putian has become an export base for Fujian products. The main industries are shoe-making, brewing, electronics, garments, fruits, vegetables, and machinery, electrical goods.
In particular, the area is known for high-quality counterfeits of shoes. [3 ] [4 ]
Notable people [ edit ]
Che Yin Wong ( 黄志贤, 1959−): Businessman and philanthropist, Hong Kong; Founder and chairman of Kong Fung International Group [5 ]
Sukanto Tanoto: Founder, Raja Garuda Mas International (now Royal Golden Eagle), Indonesia Sjamsul Nursalim: Founder, Gadiah Tunggal Group, Indonesia
Mochtar Riady: Founder, Lippo Group, Indonesia
James Riady: Son of Mochtar Riady; Deputy chairman, Lippo Group, Indonesia
Tourism [ edit ]
Meizhou Island, most famous for being the legendary birthplace of the goddess Matsu, is located closely offshore of Putian.
College and universities [ edit ]
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